LVPL-986D14: Dress hook

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Unique ID: LVPL-986D14

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Cast copper alloy one-piece hook dating to the Post-Medieval period. The object is sub-oval in plan and convex. It is decorated with openwork moulded-relief. The attachment end terminates with a rounded knop. The opposite end terminates with a broken suspension-loop above which are three transverse ridges. Near the knop is a circular rivet hole while in the centre of the object are three transverse holes. The central hole has been damaged. Grooves run the length of the object. Below the central holes are two transverse grooves. The object has a dark green patina and the remains of gilding can be seen. A similar example is no.811, p226, Read, (2008). It can be dated from the early Post-Medieval period.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.75 mm
Width: 12.63 mm
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 2.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 8th September 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Sandbach

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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