OXON-C322D6: Post Medieval dress hook (plan).

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DRESS HOOK

Unique ID: OXON-C322D6

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post Medieval (16th and early 17th centuries) dress hook: The copper alloy, cast dress hook has a moulded trefoil (formed by ropework) with openwork with an integral sub-trapezoidal loop protruding from the upper edge of the dress hook body. The reverse of the body is flat. The lower leaf of the trefoil has a long, slender hook protruding, which is incomplete. The break is not recent. The surface of the dress hook has dark brown matte surface.

The dress hook measures 28.69mm in length, 18.73mm in width and 3.66mm in thickness of the hook and weighs 1.81g

Margeson (1993) illustrates similar dated dress hooks, Nos. 71 to 75, and dates these types of objects to the late 16th to 17th centuries. Read (2008) illustrates a similar designs, Nos. 436-438 and classifies them as Class E Type 5 dating them to the 16th and early 17th centuries.

Margeson, S., 1993. Norwich Households; Medieval and Post Medieval Finds from Norwich Survey Excavations 1971-78. East Anglian Archaeology Report No. 58. Norwich: Norwich Survey/Norfolk Museums Service

Read, B., 2008. Hooked-Clasps and Eyes Somerset: Portcullis Publishing

Class: Read Class E Type 5

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1625

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.69 mm
Width: 18.73 mm
Thickness: 3.66 mm
Weight: 1.81 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st March 2021 - Wednesday 31st March 2021

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Boarstall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6214
Four figure Latitude: 51.82119352
Four figure longitude: -1.10187653
1:25K map: SP6214
1:10K map: SP61SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: OXON
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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