KENT-69E9B3: KENT-69E9B3: Fragment of Post Medieval dress hook

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DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)

Unique ID: KENT-69E9B3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete Post-medieval silver-gilt dress hook . The fragment is in the form of a trefoil applied with three hemispherical bosses. The bosses are decorated with filigree decoration and knops. A hole in the centre of trefoil-shaped backplate suggest there was originally a separate flower-head element attatched to the front. Traces of gilding remain on both surfaces. The original hook and bar plate now missing. the fragment is 14.8mm long, 14.7mm wide, 5.3mm thick and weighs 2.06 grams.

More complete examples can be seen in Gaimster, D., et al, 'Tudor Silver-Gilt Dress-Hooks', The Antiquaries Journal, 2002, Vol. 82, pp. 157-196, fig. 5, p. 163. On the reverse is soldered an incurved hook. For similar example see 2005 T142, HAMP-C1FA5.

Notes:

The find contains a minimum of 10% silver and predates 1712. It thus qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of precious metal content and age.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2013T53

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 14.8 mm
Width: 14.7 mm
Thickness: 5.3 mm
Weight: 2.06 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Jennifer Jackson
Identified by: Miss Jennifer Jackson

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2013T53

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
To be known as: Ash

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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