Medieval copper alloy thimble with small indentations and a bare tonsure-like patch on the crown, which is pierced at its centre. Nigel Mills, in ’Medieval Artefacts’, comments that such piercing is not present on thimbles of this period found in Holland, and suggests that it might indicate English manufacture. Its purpose was possibly to facilitate core support during the casting process.

Dating of the present example is based on information and illustrations in Nigel Mills’ ’Medieval Artefacts’, Edwin Holmes’ ’A History of Thimbles’, and Bridget McConnel’s ’The Collector’s Guide to Thimbles’.