BERK-47901A: Post-medieval hooked tag: hooked tag

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Unique ID: BERK-47901A

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A complete lead alloy hooked clasp dating to the post-medieval period. The clasp is formed from a rectangular body of lead alloy, with a plano-convex sectionand decorated on the curved upper surface with a cross-hatched panel. A single sharp hook of copper alloy protrudes from one short end of the main body, soldered to it by a covering of lead alloy on the reverse of the clasp. There is a small rectangular hole on the reverse and the short outer edge is also hollow, allowing the clasp to be attached to the item of clothing. Similar examples are recorded in Read (2008:53-55) which are catagorised as Class C Type 1. They date to the 16th century AD.

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 1599

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.7 mm
Width: 18.6 mm
Thickness: 7.4 mm
Weight: 17.8 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2014.308

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Secondary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Winterbourne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3887
Four figure Latitude: 51.58058622
Four figure longitude: -1.45299154
1:25K map: SU3887
1:10K map: SU38NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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