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DRESS HOOK

Unique ID: NMS-3EE266

Object type certainty: Certain
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Incomplete post-medieval copper alloy composite heart-shaped dress hook. Read 2008, early post-medieval single sharp-hooked clasp Class D, Type 6. The hook and part of the backplate to which it was soldered have been lost. The ends of the attachment loop are inserted through the backplate whose edges are engrailed. On the front three hollow bosses are decorated with filigree twisted wire and pellets with an incomplete separate dished element in the centre. Close in detail to an example from the Thames foreshore in London (ibid. no. 261). Extant length 18.7mm. Width 20.8mm. Thickness (excluding loop) 5.7mm. 16th century.

Field JG2

Class: Read 2008, early post-medieval single sharp-hooked clasp Class D, Type 5

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.7 mm
Width: 20.8 mm
Thickness: 5.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st October 2015 - Saturday 31st October 2015

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 29306
Other reference: SET102015

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Bracon Ash (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM1799
Four figure Latitude: 52.54557945
Four figure longitude: 1.1988898
1:25K map: TM1799
1:10K map: TM19NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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