PUBLIC-71E8E3: blunt-hooked clasp

Rights Holder: Garry Crace
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DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)

Unique ID: PUBLIC-71E8E3

Object type certainty: Certain
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One half, the hook part, of a 17th century cast copper alloy clothes fastener. The hook is a wide flat strip with a curved end bent forward 180 degrees, the tip of which is missing. The hook is attached to one end of an oval plate. The central area of the plate has a raised floral design within a triple line border. The hook is flanked by two circular attachment holes one on either sid and there is another single attachment hole at the opposite end, flanked by rounded knops. On either side of the widest part of the oval there are double flat knops. The front side shows the remains of a silvery coating, probablytinning, the back is plain. It is 37mm long, 22mm wide and weighs 5.32 grams. An identical example is illustrated by Read (2008), p.175, no.663, who classifies it as Class A Type 10 dating to the 17th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37 mm
Width: 22 mm
Weight: 5.32 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 27th April 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr G Crace
Identified by: Mr G Crace
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Arun (District)
To be known as: Near Goring by Sea

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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