WMID-D1E553: Late Medieval to Post Medieval: Dress Hook (Read Class A, Type 2)

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DRESS HOOK

Unique ID: WMID-D1E553

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper alloy dress hook (hooked tag or clasp), of Post Medieval dating (16th to 17th Centuries AD).

The tag is broadly oval in plan view and D-shaped in section. The egg-shaped body of the mount is convex in shape with a hollow reverse. The mount is flanked with a round attachment loop on either side, and a third round attachment loop from the bottom centre. The internal diameter of the attachment perforations is approximately 2.7mm. There is a sub rectangular loop (fastener) with a sub rectangular perforation, this would have held the hook in place. There is no surface decoration on the front or reverse of the mount.

The hook measures 30.1 mm in length and is 23.5 mm wide. It has a thickness of 6.03 mm (the metal is 1.8 mm thick), and weighs 3.8 g.

The hook is a dark brown in colour with an even patina. Abrasion caused by movement whilst within the plough soil may have resulted in the loss of some of the original surface detail.

The hooked tag is similar in style to those classified as an Early Post Medieval blunt hooked clasp, Class A, Type 2 (Read, 2008, page 168, illustrations 625-627). These are considered to be of 16th to 17th Centuries dating.

Reference:
Read, B. 'Hooked Clasps and Eyes'. Portcullis Publishing, Langport, 2008.

Class: Read, Early Post Medieval, Class A Type 2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.1 mm
Width: 23.5 mm
Thickness: 6.03 mm
Weight: 3.8 g
Diameter: 2.7 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Helen Glenn
Identified by: Miss Helen Glenn

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dudley (Metropolitan District)
District: Dudley (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Kingswinford North and Wall Heath (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8788
Four figure Latitude: 52.48975649
Four figure longitude: -2.19288472
1:25K map: SO8788
1:10K map: SO88NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out using a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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