WMID-2A5A63: Post-medieval copper-alloy hooked tag

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Unique ID: WMID-2A5A63

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A broken and incomplete cast copper-alloy hooked tag (dress hook) of post-medieval date. The mount conforms to Read's Class ? tags. It has a rectangular attachment loop at one end (broken), and to the right of this, at the top and bottom there are incomplete circular attachment loops. The central plate of the tag is broadly oval with a sub-rectangular projecting knop in the centre at the top and bottom. The hook, which would have been situated at the right end of the tag, is now broken and missing. The central plate contains a moulded device, which appears to depict a central face, perhaps with a face either side of it looking towards it. This moulded device is set within a double oval border. The reverse is undecorated. It measures 33.51 mm long, 20.14 mm wide, 1.71 mm thick and weighs 3.4 grams. The tag has a purple/brown patina. It is likely to have been gilded originally, although no traces of this now survive.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.51 mm
Width: 20.14 mm
Thickness: 1.71 mm
Weight: 3.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2010 - Friday 31st December 2010

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)

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Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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