PAS-8ADE72: 2005 T332, incomplete silver Post-Medieval dress-hook from Orford, Suffolk

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DRESS HOOK

Unique ID: PAS-8ADE72

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Post-medieval dress-hook Date: 16th century Date of discovery: 8/2005 Circumstances of discovery: While searching with a metal detector. Description: An incomplete silver gilt composite hooked tag, the upper half of the plate survives and the rest of the plate and the hook are missing due to old breaks. The plate was originally trefoil in shape consisting of a separate back plate, cusped around its edge, supporting three domed bosses, the upper two of these now survive. Each boss is decorated with filigree and granulated ornament; the filigree forms four outer circles with knops between them. Each of the outer circles has four filigree circles within it and these have a tiny protruding knop at their centre. Below and between the two surviving bosses, in what would have been the centre of the front face above the third missing boss, there is a darkened tarnished area where a now detached silver gilt rivet with a large domed head would have been originally. This rivet appears to have been soldered onto the back plate with its terminal pushed through it; its shaft is split. Below the rivet head, with the shaft of the rivet passing through its centre, there is a small roughly rectangular silver sheet with cusped edges. The rivet would therefore have held this small sheet in the centre of the front face of the plate originally. On the reverse face the upper half of the back plate survives, as does the complete transverse rectangular loop. Discussion: This hooked tag is of D Gamister, Group I (2002, 161, fig 1, no 1). It is similar in style to an example from Martyr Worthy, Hampshire (Treasure Annual Report 1998-1999, 84, no 210). Dimensions: 13.6mm in surviving length, 26.8mm in width, 5.07g in weight. The precious metal content of this hooked tag fulfils the requirements of the Treasure Act in that it is greater than 10 %.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2005T332

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1500
Date to: AD 1599

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 13.6 mm
Width: 26.8 mm
Weight: 5.07 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st September 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Caroline Barton
Identified by: Miss Faye Minter

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2005 T332
Treasure case number: 2005T332

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Orford

Spatial coordinates


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

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