IOW-9AA4DE: Post-Medieval Clog Clasp

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Unique ID: IOW-9AA4DE

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

A complete late post-Medieval copper-alloy clog or shoe clasp (c. 1700- c. 1900).

This pressed clasp is sub-rectangular in plan. At the expanded end a curving hook with a lobed terminal at each side is turned rearwards through 180°. The opposite end is straight. At the front a raised design on a corrugated field consists of a plain border containing a wicker basket at the expanded end. Tendrils with flowers and buds emanate upwards from it. The plate has three rectangular parallel stamped openings which interrupt the design.

The clasp is drab green with traces of a darker green patina.

Length: 23.6mm; width: 17.9mm; thickness of plate: 1.0mm; overall thickness: 5.3mm. Weight: 1.99g.

For a variety of illustrated types and a description on how these clasps were used, see: Read 1995: 178-179, refs: 1207-1220.

Numerous examples have been published by Bailey in Detector Finds (1995: 13-17).

Similar clog clasps have been recorded on The Portable Antiquities Scheme database. See finds: DENO-3BE542; DENO-3CE236; IOW-1E5CF7; IOW-52F5A4; IOW-FA3FF6; KENT-23D9C8; LANCUM-D78E18; NLM-DC2425; PUBLIC-8E88D0; PUBLIC-9CEC31 and YORYM-9A7C04.

Read, B. A. 1988. History Beneath our Feet. Braunton: Merlin.

Bailey, G. 1995. Detector Finds. Chelmsford: Greenlight Publishing.

Class: Clasp

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.6 mm
Width: 17.9 mm
Thickness: 5.3 mm
Weight: 1.99 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st June 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2014-2-310

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
Parish or ward: Dalham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL7460
Four figure Latitude: 52.21074478
Four figure longitude: 0.54526574
1:25K map: TL7460
1:10K map: TL76SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Other

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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