A medieval copper-alloy thimble with small circular indentations in vertical lines from the base to the pierced crown. There is a single circumferential groove at the base. The type is often described as a ’skep’ or ’beehive thimble' on account of its shape.


The thimble has a pierced crown, which is normally associated with those that are produced by casting. However, there is clear evidence of lapping on the inner wall, which indicates that it was produced by forming sheet metal.


The recorder notes that the thimble was found with short cross pennies, which were withdrawn from circulation in the mid-13th century. Most published works, however, date this type of thimble c.1350-1400.