Bronze Thimbles Found at Pompeii and Herculaneum

Bronze Thimbles found in the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum in Italy, both cities were destroyed and buried by a volcanic eruption in 79 CE. The shape and design of the thimbles are identical to those of modern thimbles.

Date:
      79 CE
Location:
      Pompeii and Herculaneum, Italy


Additional Information:

  • Thimble – Wikipedia
    A thimble is a small hard pitted cup worn for protection on the finger that pushes the needle in sewing.
  • Thimble History – Wikipedia
    A single steel needle from the time of the Han Dynasty ancient China (206BC – 202AD) was found in a tomb in Jiangling, and it could conceivably be assumed that thimbles were in use at this time also although no thimble seems to have been discovered with the needle.
  • The earliest thimble was Roman and found at Pompeii.
    The earliest thimble was Roman and found at Pompeii. It was made of bronze and dated to the first century AD.
  • The History of Thimbles | Crafts | Pioneer Thinking
    A thimble is a protective shield worn on the finger or thumb generally … London, the earliest known thimble was Roman and found at Pompeii.

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