YORYM-DAA383: Post-medieval : Clasp

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Unique ID: YORYM-DAA383

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A post-medieval stock clasp cast in copper alloy. One of the outer edges is straight and slightly flared, with a rectangular hook on the underside. The opposite edge then flares outwards and forms a much wider, highly decorated trilobate edge. There are three rivets on this edge. The front surface is covered with an incised decoration, with some areas of diamond cross-hatching. The reverse is undecorated, but the rivets have bulbous ends on this face. The clasp has a dark brownish-green patina. Compare NMS-4B991B, BUC-2721D5, WAW-9B4F32 and SUSS-007854.

A stock was a band of linen, pleated horizontally, which fitted tightly around the neck, closely over the collar of the shirt and under the collar of the jacket. Most stocks were white, but military stocks were black. They could be fastened with buckles or clasps, and the large rivets are characteristic. They date to the 18th or 19th centuries.


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 49.6 mm
Width: 30.1 mm
Thickness: 6 mm
Weight: 13.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 17th August 2008

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Liz Andrews-Wilson
Identified by: Mrs Liz Andrews-Wilson
Secondary identifier: Dr Helen Geake

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
To be known as: Luttons area

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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