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HOOKED TAG

Unique ID: SF-4D3AB1

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy hooked tag of Post-Medieval date. It has a flat, circular plate, rectangular suspension loop and integrally cast rear-curving hook. The plate has openwork decoration comprising a central pellet from which radiate five evenly spaced rectangular bars all within an inner circle, giving the impression of a five pointed star. Surrounding this is an openwork border consisting of seven oval shaped motifs each with projecting pellet on the outer edge. At the top of the plate is an integral suspension loop that is rectangular in form and section, and has a central rectangular perforation. Extending from the base of the plate is a moulded double transverse collar beneath which is the incomplete integral hook, which is triangular in section and terminates in old breaks just below the collar. The entire object measures 35.84mm in length, 18.27mm in width, 1.83mm in thickness and 3.69g in weight.

This hooked tag probably belongs in Read's early Post-Medieval Class E type 3 hooked tag group (Read, 2008: no. 383). It is of 16th-17th century AD date.

Class: Post-Medieval Class E Type 3

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 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.84 mm
Width: 18.27 mm
Thickness: 1.83 mm
Weight: 3.69 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st March 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: East Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: Burrough Green

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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Recording Institution: SF
Created: Thursday 29th March 2012
Updated: Friday 30th March 2012

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