Thimble Identification

Started by gash, March 24, 2016, 02:47:52 pm

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It used to be thought that the earliest metal thimbles found in Britain dated to the Roman period, but the present view is that they are all very much later. In fact, although examples dating as early as the ninth or tenth century AD have been found at Corinth and in Asia Minor, the use of thimbles in this country did not become widespread until the fourteenth century.

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