SOM-41EAF8: Post-medieval dress fastener (hook piece)

Rights Holder: Somerset County Council
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)

Unique ID: SOM-41EAF8

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

A post-medieval copper-alloy dress fastener, sub lozengiform. This is the hook section of such fasteners, with its rectangular loop truncated around halfway through the recurve. The central area of the plate has a raised foliate design with a central quartered berry and four leaves in cross formation with four small circular berries in the angles. This design is within a broadly lozengiform line border formed of four lines with scrolled ends; at the middle corners these form a pair of projecting rounded knops at either side. There are two pierced lobes flanking the start of the hook, one either side of a billeted transverse band. At the opposite end to the hook is a third pierced lobe with projecting scrolled terminals to either side, giving a fleur-de-lis terminal. The reverse is plain and flat.

A parallel can be found illustrated in Read (2008, 179; ref. 681), with other examples of eye- and hook-pieces shown on the same page, classified as his Early post-medieval Class A, Type 10. This piece is corroded but retains some small traces of a white metal coating. The terminal has been twisted very slightly.

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 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 44.2 mm
Height: 4.5 mm
Width: 24.6 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 8.25 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st March 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16615

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: Mid Devon (District)
To be known as: Halberton CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

Similar objects

Find number: WMID-954EC1
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
An incomplete copper alloy dress hook, of Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1600 to AD 1700). This is the hook section of such fasteners, with i…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: SOM-7BA565
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A post-medieval copper-alloy dress fastener, sub lozengiform. This is the eye section of such fasteners, with its rectangular loop intact. The…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: SOM-081907
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
The loop of a Post-Medieval copper alloy dress fastener, probably dating to c. 1600-1700. The centre of the lozengiform plate has a raised fol…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: About one month ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.