LVPL-43B253: Medieval dress hook

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Unique ID: LVPL-43B253

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A cast copper alloy early Post-Medieval blunt dress hook. The object is a one piece eye section of Read Class F, Type 1. The object has a heart-shaped openwork frame with a crescentric shoulder at either side. At one end of the object is a T-shaped hook which is slightly curved. At the opposite end of the object is a sub-rectangular loop. The object has a dark brown patina and the outer face has been coated with a white metal. Similar examples can be found in Read, (2008), p187. Read suggests that these items may have been used with c.16th - c.17th century sword-belts, (ibid).

Class: Read Class F
Sub class: Type 1

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18 mm
Width: 26 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 3.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st July 2012

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: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Lincoln

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on parish
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: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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