Copper alloy thimble
Post-medieval, probably 17th century
Found during excavations by Wessex Archaeology at the Evans Halshaw site (now Silchester Place), Hyde Street, Winchester in 2000-2001
Throughout most of the 17th century, thimbles were imported from Holland, where they were mass-produced by casting. In the later part of the century, these items began to be produced in England, sometimes under the direction of craftsmen who had migrated from the Netherlands.