LVPL-D7F7E1: Dress hook

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DRESS HOOK

Unique ID: LVPL-D7F7E1

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast copper alloy dress hook dating to the Early Medieval period. The object is a one-piece sheet copper alloy dress hook. The upper face is decorated with three small drilled-holes each of which is within an annulet. At the top of the object two drilled attachment holes are within an annulet. The outer frame of the object is decorated by dividing into two ornamental angular knops. The hook is rearward facing and contains a small incision resulting in a forked terminal. The rear of the object is undecorated. The upper face and hook have been filed. It has a mid-green patina and is in good condition. The dress hook can be classified as Read's Early Medieval Class G, Type 1. A similar example is no.142, p35, Read, (2008).

Class: Class G
Sub class: Type 1

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 400
Date to: Circa AD 1066

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.13 mm
Width: 14.4 mm
Thickness: 6.45 mm
Weight: 1.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st December 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: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Prees

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

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