YORYM-948641: Post-medieval : Dress Hook

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DRESS HOOK

Unique ID: YORYM-948641

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An incomplete copper alloy dress hook of post-medieval date. The dress hook is of Reads Class E, Type 3 being sub-circular in plan. The main plate is comprised of a moulded relief and openwork design consisting of a pellet and chevron surmounted by a hatched lozenge and a small swag. A rectangular attachment loop projects from the edge above the lozenge and would have been used to fasten the object to a garment. The opposite end bears a worn break from which the hook would have extended. The reverse of the dress hook is flat and undecorated.

The metal has a mid brownish-green patina and is worn. The dress hook is 22.7mm long, 16.1mm wide, 1.8mm thick and weighs 1.6g.

A similar example is illustrated in Read, p.104, no.404 and is dated to the early post-medieval period.

Class: Class A, Type 3

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.7 mm
Width: 16.1 mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 1.6 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: Tadcaster (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4743
Four figure Latitude: 53.88107215
Four figure longitude: -1.2865217
1:25K map: SE4743
1:10K map: SE44SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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