BERK-179E41: Cholsey: Post-medieval hook clasp or mount

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Unique ID: BERK-179E41

Object type certainty: Probably
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A late Post-medieval / Early modern cast copper alloy belt hanger or cloak hook. The object has a semi-circular attachment plate with 7 holes around the circumference and two in the centre in line with the hook shaft. The hook / hanger measures 43.01mm long, 21.97mm wide and is 1.80mm thick. It weighs 5.3gms.


This hooked object may have been a clasp for a coat or cloak, or possibly a belt hanger enabling objects such as purses to be suspended.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.01 mm
Width: 21.97 mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 5.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 5th August 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard
Secondary identifier: David Williams

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2009 131

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Cholsey (Civil Parish)

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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