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  • Description

    Thimble; brass; no top; diagonal rows of dots and punched eagle between two trees; inscribed.

  • Date

    • 1500-1600
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 1.6 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Content

  • Curator's comments

    Inscription reveals Italian origin for this thimble found in London. For Italian (Venetian) bronze and brass thimbles excavated from a late 16th C Venetian ship off Croatia, see The Venetian Shipwreck at Gnalic, Biorgrad na Moru, Koper 2004, pp. 59.

    Another thimble in BM resembles one in the NG London Painting of a Medici woman, Costanza de'Medici by Domenico GHirlandaio, c1480-90.


  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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