SOM-8BC636: Post Medieval dress fasterner

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DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)

Unique ID: SOM-8BC636

Object type certainty: Certain
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Loop part of a two part cast copper alloy dress fastener of Post-Medieval, seventeenth century date (AD 1600 - AD 1700). The fastener is flat and largely sub-oval in plan with an integral rectangular loop at one end seperated from the main plate by slightly widened collar. The loop is broken on the outer side. At the end opposite the loop, and in the centre of each side, there are integral perforated knops each with a small knop on the outer edge. The front of the plate is decorated with stamped circle and incised line floriate pattern with a border of small stamped circles and a row of stamped semicircles between the main plate and the collar. The rear face is flat and plain. It is now 36.6mm long, 28.1mm wide and 1.6mm thick; 4.79 grams.
Read (2008, p171, no.643) illustrates an identical fastener which he dates to the 17th century. SUSS-405351 is a complete example on our database.

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: 2
Length: 36.6 mm
Width: 28.1 mm
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 4.79 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 16th April 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Mr Ron Lines

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC reciept 22023

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Ilminster

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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