PAS-62DAD2: Post-Medieval silver-gilt dress hook

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Unique ID: PAS-62DAD2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver-gilt dress-hook in the form of a wreath, pierced centre, the back plate with five projecting petals, applied with five knops with central studs. Recurving hook soldered on reverse, remains of original bar attachment below. Length 1.8mm.

Similar in design (though with hollow centre) to one from Brampton, Lincs., reported through the Treasure Act, Treasure Annual Report 2000, no.179.

16th Century.


The precious metal content of the dress-hook fulfils the requirements of the Treasure Act in that it is greater than 10%.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Corinium Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2004T277


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 1.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 20th November 2003

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Ian Richardson
Identified by: Dr Dora Thornton

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2004T277

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Cotswold (District)
Parish or ward: Northleach with Eastington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1113
Four figure Latitude: 51.81552368
Four figure longitude: -1.84183157
1:25K map: SP1113
1:10K map: SP11SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Corinium Museum

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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