NMGW-0A75C8: Post Medieval silver gilt dress hook

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DRESS HOOK

Unique ID: NMGW-0A75C8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver gilt dress-hook with a lozenge-shaped back-plate cut from a sheet and cusped around the edge, to which (on the reverse) a separate hook and bar loop have been soldered. Attached to the front of the plate by solder is a hollow, lozenge-shaped silver gilt box with chamfered sides. The top is decorated with four single-strand 'rope-twist' filigree wire circlets, arranged around hollow hemispherical bosses, and small granulated pellets. Similar decoration occurs on the bevels. Gilding does not extend along the full length to the hook.

Notes:

The box form of this decorative dress-hook is paralleled by an example from Chelsham Court Farm, Chelsham, Surrey (Gaimster et al 2002, 166 no. 8), and one from Arreton, Isle of Wight (Treasure Report 2005-6, no. 656). Documentary evidence indicates that these items were popular in the 16th century (the latest reference in an inventory being dated 1598; Gaimster et al 2002, 184).

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: National Museum Wales
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2008W010

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37.3 mm
Width: 25.4 mm
Weight: 10.04 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 22nd July 2008

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Mark Lodwick
Identified by: M Redknap

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Wales Treasure 08.10
Treasure case number: 2008W010

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Pembrokeshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Pembrokeshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Carew (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SN0402
Four figure Latitude: 51.682466
Four figure longitude: -4.836607
1:25K map: SN0402
1:10K map: SN00SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: National Museum Wales
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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