SOM-F529E7: Post-medieval book clasp

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BOOK FITTING

Unique ID: SOM-F529E7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A hook-piece from a copper-alloy post-medieval book-clasp. It is sub-rectangular in shape, with a slightly flared, cusped attachment end; the other end is squared off with a central rectangular curved hook, narrowed in relation to the end.

At the flared end is a single central rivet hole; the head of an iron rivet is corroded in place. A second corroded rivet head is located around two thirds of the way along the clasp. On the upper surface is a stamped ring-and-dot design towards the centre formed of two rings. It would seem to be otherwise plain.

This artefact has corroded to a red-brown colour. The size and decoration of this clasp suggests a date in the 17th or 18th century.

Class: clasp
Sub class: hook-piece

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.7 mm
Height: 3.6 mm
Width: 7.9 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.22 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st March 2013 - Sunday 31st March 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22463

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: West Somerset (District)
To be known as: Carhampton CP

Spatial coordinates


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

References cited

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Audit data

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

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