PUBLIC-0A475B:  PUBLIC-0A475B dress fastener

Rights Holder: Andy Davidson
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Unique ID: PUBLIC-0A475B

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Post-Medieval (1500 -1700) copper alloy hooked tag of Read Class A Type 2 (oval, with three attachment loops), with the attachment loop at the apex missing.
The fastener is flat with an integral hook at one end separated from the main plate by a slightly widened collar. The hook is blunt and formed of a flat rectangular tongue bent backwards against the plate. The two surviving attachment loops are trefoil in shape and situated roughly halfway along the length of the plate.
The surface of the plate is undecorated, but has traces of a coating of white metal, probably tin. The fastener is 32.12mm in length, 26.90mm in width, 1.98mm in thickness and weighs 5.55g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32.12 mm
Width: 26.9 mm
Thickness: 1.98 mm
Weight: 5.55 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 14th May 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Andy Davidson
Identified by: Mr Andy Davidson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
To be known as: Alresford

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detector find
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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