NMGW-5BC47F: Possible post medieval lead hooked tag

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Unique ID: NMGW-5BC47F

Object type certainty: Certain
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Possible post medieval lead hooked tag of 18th century date

The hooked tag is incomplete and distorted, missing the hook (with a surviving length of 21.1mm and a weight of 3.0g). The tag had a rectangular attachment loop at one end, now distorted. At the centre is a circular boss (4.0mm diameter) with cast decoration comprising a raised concentric knurled ring, inside of which are five raised ring-and-dot motifs at the centre. At the base is the stub of the presumed hook, now missing. Iron wire appears to have been contained within the lead and has corroded on to the surface in areas.


The tag resemble the form of post medieval copper alloy hooked tags but is difficult to parallel in lead with an iron wire core and it is possible that the object is of a more recent, modern date.

Class: hooked tag

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.1 mm
Weight: 3 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Wenke Domscheit
Identified by: Mr Mark Lodwick

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMWPA 2014.157.3

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Secondary material: Iron
Decoration style: Other
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: the Vale of Glamorgan (Unitary Authority)
District: the Vale of Glamorgan (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Wenvoe (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST1272
Four figure Latitude: 51.44013338
Four figure longitude: -3.26749637
1:25K map: ST1272
1:10K map: ST17SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

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

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