Unique ID: KENT-97F211

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

Large silver dress-hook, trefoil shaped. Triangular backplate with pinked outline, and three applied bosses, each decorated with applied filigree and knop decoration in spirals. At the centre, attached by a dome headed pin with butterfly attachment on the back, is a small flower-shaped corolla made from silver sheet. Front gilded. On the back, rectangular bar attachment (bent) and recurving pin.

16th Century.


A large and rather crude version of a type commonly reported through the Act: compare Treasure Annual Report 2005-6, nos. 659, 663-4.

As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2008T661


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Length: 24.8 mm
Width: 21.4 mm
Thickness: 8.1 mm
Weight: 6.3 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 26th October 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Jennifer Jackson - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Miss Jennifer Jackson - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2008T661

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of A silver gilt Tudor clothes fastener.

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Kent
District: Ashford
Parish: Westwell

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR0047
Four figure Latitude: 51.18722493 Four figure longitude: 0.86055892
1:25K map: TR0047
1:10K map: TR04NW
WOEID: 26352368
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

References cited

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Created: Tuesday 11th November 2008
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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