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DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)

Unique ID: BERK-733DB7

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon) cast copper alloy dress fastener (hooked tag), dating to circa 8th-11th century AD. The hooked tag has a broadly circular body with two holes for attachment to a garment. There is a concentric ring design to the face consisting of a central dot with five circles. The lower edge of the tag has a rear turned hook. The item has a dappled green patina with ferrous staining.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 700
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.2 mm
Width: 13 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 29th August 2015

Rally details.

This object was found at Weekend Wanderers - Middle Aston 29-30.08.15

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Rod Trevaskus
Identified by: Mr Rod Trevaskus
Secondary identifier: Miss Anni Byard

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Geometric
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
Parish or ward: Middle Aston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4726
Four figure Latitude: 51.93053645
Four figure longitude: -1.3178549
1:25K map: SP4726
1:10K map: SP42NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Rally

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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