YORYM-1E0BA6: Hooked Tag : Post Medieval

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Unique ID: YORYM-1E0BA6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper-alloy hooked clasp of early Post-medieval date (AD 1500-1600). The hooked clasp consists of a single piece of wire bent into two attachment spirals at its head (bent inward towards the shank of the hooked clasp) and a single hook (also bent back towards the shank possible post depositionally).

The hooked clasp is a Read class A, type 1, number 583.

The metal is a dark brown with some green inclusions.

Read, Pg 155, No 583.


The initial records and photographic images were taken at Bishop Burton 2011 Rally. We understand that the images fall below our usual standards, this however is due to the difficult conditions (predominantly the lack of ideal lighting conditions) under which they were taken. The recorder has done what is possible to raise the quality of the images before attaching them to the records.
As these finds were recorded at the Bishop Burton 2011 Rally, the individual recording them onto the PAS Database has not seen them and was not the primary identifier. Therefore for more in-depth, secondary identification, only the paper records written at the Rally and the photographic images were available to assist.

Class: Read Class A
Sub class: Type 1

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.6 mm
Width: 9.8 mm
Thickness: 4.7 mm
Weight: 2.18 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 23rd September 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Bishop Burton 23rd to 25th Sep 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman
Secondary identifier: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Bishop Burton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9740
Four figure Latitude: 53.84719
Four figure longitude: -0.527076
1:25K map: SE9740
1:10K map: SE94SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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