14 - 15C
find lots of thimbles but unfortunately most of them are broken,
so it is always nice to find couple of complete ones once
in a while. These two are in good condition to say they are
around 600 years old. It is rumoured, that these thimbles
and even children's sized thimbles, are found in fields, because
they were used as some kind of gaming currency. It is also
rumoured, that these thimbles were used for bailing hay, to
stop the women and children, who did this type of work, from
excessive damage to their fingers - I cannot see that at in
these times, women or children, would have had time to be
sitting around sowing.
are medieval thimbles and of the "Solid Chunky"
type, which have been hand punched.
am also willing to sell these two items as a pair for a reasonable
price, so if you are interested, please look at my sales page
for further information.