SF-2D1E67: Hooked tag of Post-Medieval date

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Unique ID: SF-2D1E67

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy hooked tag of Post-Medieval date. It has a circular plate, missing its suspension loop at the top of the plate due to old breaks. The front face has moulded decoration comprising a central cross surrounded by two concentric bands of rectangular or square shaped motifs. On the back face of the plate is an integrally cast cylinder that would have originally held in place the separately cast, and now missing, hook. The entire object is very worn and measures 12.23mm in length, 14.31mm in width, 4.66mm in thickness and 1.27g in weight.

This is an incomplete hooked tag of Post-Medieval date. No identical parallel has been identified in Read (2008), although the composite nature of the object combined with its round plate suggest it falls within his Early Post-Medieval Class K Type 2 group. It is likely to date to the 15th-17th centuries AD.

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 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.23 mm
Width: 14.31 mm
Thickness: 4.66 mm
Weight: 1.27 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st April 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Wetheringsett

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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