NMS-FA74E3: Post medieval furniture hook

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Unique ID: NMS-FA74E3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Elaborate post-medieval to modern copper alloy hook from furniture, cast in the form of the head of a bird, possibly a heron, incised ring-and-dot for both eyes, narrowed snake-like body cast with cable moulding and looped with splayed projection with corroded remains of inserted iron fixing. 61 x 30mm (length excludes corroded remains of rivet). Cf. identical although fragmentary examples from Hales (Norfolk HER 21515) and Horning (Norfolk HER 8446), formerly described as a Roman spoon or vessel handle in the shape of a heron. In addition see Cf. SOM-6B52C5, DOR-FAFD75, NCL-775DF4, NMS-610553, NMS-A3A762 and NMS-558573.18th - 19th century.


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1700
Date to: AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 61 mm
Width: 30 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st October 2009 - Monday 30th November 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Hazel White
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 30401

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Broadland (District)
To be known as: Postwick

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: Monday 21st December 2009
Updated: Wednesday 4th November 2015

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