BUC-D98EA8: Post medieval silver gilt dress hook

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Unique ID: BUC-D98EA8

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver-gilt dress hook of tear drop form, pinked border with hollow-cast cushion at the centre decorated with three circles formed in filigree with central knops, arranged around a central knop. Heavily gilded. Complete with recurving hook soldered onto backplate at top and rectangular bar attachment soldered onto the backplate below.

A common type reported through PAS, see an example from Phillack Cornwall, 2004T339 and another from Landkey, Devon, 2004 T425; Treasure Annual Report 2004, nps.262-3.

Conclusion: This object constitutes potential Treasure under the Treasure Act 1996 as it is made of more than 10% precious metal and is over 300 years old.

Dr Dora Thornton, British Museum

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2015T882


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.6 mm
Width: 12.97 mm
Thickness: 5.4 mm
Weight: 3.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 30th October 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Identified by: Ms Dora Thornton

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2015T882

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Secondary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Crewkerne area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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