DOR-F679E7: Post Medieval hooked clasp dress fastener

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DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)

Unique ID: DOR-F679E7

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A post-medieval copper alloy hooked clasp, probably dating to c. AD 1600-1700. The hook section of a two-part hooked clasp. The object has an oval plate with a flat back. From one side expands the stub of the flat, rectangular hook There are three integral perforated lugs, two flanking the remnant of the hook and one at the opposite end. The front of the plate is cast in low relief with a depiction of the Commonwealth arms. The rear is flat and undecorated.

Dimesions: length 36.05 mm; width 20.06 mm; thickness 1.69 mm; weight 3.71 g.

Please see Read, B 2008 Hooked-clasps & eyes, p177, no. 674 for a comparison.

This type of fastener is generally dated to the 17th century and Read (ibid) notes the association with Civil War battle sites. See Robinson (1999, 286; fig. 1) especially no. 4

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1649
Date to: Circa AD 1660

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.05 mm
Width: 20.06 mm
Thickness: 1.69 mm
Weight: 3.71 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rachel Mowbray
Identified by: Mrs Rachel Mowbray

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 019016

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
To be known as: Sturminster Marshall

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 12 months ago

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