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Unique ID: BERK-3E29C3

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A Post Medieval copper alloy dress fastener ('hooked tag'), with a round central body and an attachment loop on one side and a "spike" opposite. In the centre of the fastener is the profile of a possible female, facing left. Read Class E, Type 3, dating from c. AD 1500-1600.


Bucks PAS Record Sheet No 162

Class: Read Class E, Type 3

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37.2 mm
Width: 14.82 mm
Thickness: 2.23 mm
Weight: 2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 8th April 2016

Rally details.

This object was found at Weekend Wanderers - Wicken,Northants

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Michael Byard
Identified by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Secondary identifier: Mr Michael Byard

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Wicken (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7537
Four figure Latitude: 52.02635391
Four figure longitude: -0.90829611
1:25K map: SP7537
1:10K map: SP73NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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