I happened upon this article about a 17th century thimble, among other things, found in an old safe in Lower Brailes, Warwickshire, England. The webpage has this (left) photograph of Fr. Brian Doolan holding some other silver stuff found in the safe, but not the thimble.
With all due respect to the good father, I wanna see the thimble.
If they'd found a spoon I bet they'd darned well show that.
Hmm. . .