WILT-00B509: Early-medieval hooked tag

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Unique ID: WILT-00B509

Object type certainty: Certain
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An early medieval silver sharp hooked tag with two attachment holes dating to AD 600-1200. The tag is Class A, Type 2 and is complete and finely made. The tag is sub-circular in shape with two curving sections at the top with a hole in each. At the bottom, the tag narrows to form a short straight section which then curls sharply under to form a small hook with a sharp point. The back of the tag is undecorated but has scratch marks. The front of the tag has an incised geometric circular design. In the centre, is a lozengiform shape with concave sides. In the centre of each concave side is a short line pointing to the centre. This creates a quatrefoil shape with pointed foils. There is an outer ring of decoration comprising eight triangles in four pairs. Each pair of triangles have their bases facing and the other two sides of each triangle are convex. The void between the two bases of each pair of triangles are in line with the short lines. Cf Read B, 2008, Hooked-Clasps & Eyes, Portcullis Publishing, Huish Episcopi p 17, nos 72 (for the shape) and 73 (for geometric design).

Class: Read Class A type 2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T414


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 600
Date to: Circa AD 1200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.8 mm
Height: 2.9 mm
Width: 18.11 mm
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Weight: 2.13 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Henry
Identified by: Mr Richard Henry

Other reference numbers

Other reference: WHM 2014-T414
Treasure case number: 2014T414

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: The Deverills

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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