BUC-146715: Post-Medieval Dress Fastener (Dress)

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Unique ID: BUC-146715

Object type certainty: Certain
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A lead alloy clothing fastener with a decorated oval plate. This type of fastener is similar to the slightly early dress hooks but lacks a hook and was probably used as an 'eye' for a similar shaped hook. It has a rectangular loop at one end with pierced circular knops below. The oval plate is decorated with three raised concentric beaded oval borders around a central motif. This is unclear but appears to consist of loops or bows with (possibly) floral motifs within. There is a central motif which may be a face. There is a small moulded bi-lobed knop in the centre of each side and another circular pierced loop at the bottom of the fastener, with a moulded scroll on either side.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Retained by finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1600
Date to: AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41 mm
Width: 23.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd April 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Eleanor Ghey
Identified by: Ms Ros Tyrrell

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
To be known as: Ivinghoe Aston

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Weekend Wanderers event at Ivinghoe Aston
Current location: Retained by finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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