NLM-62664E: Post-Medieval Hooked Clasp or Havette

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Unique ID: NLM-62664E

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Copper alloy hooked clasp or havette, Read late medieval to early post-medieval Class A Type 1. A cast double-ended hook of rectangular section with a central block with incised saltire crossed by a central incised line; the pointed hooks projected from the ends at acute angles of c. 45 degrees, one is chipped. The saltire appeared on havettes forming part of the Arms of the Clothworkers Company of London, granted in 1530. Havettes were used to tauten cloth enabling a shearman to shear its nap, and continued in use for longer in the North than elsewhere. One arm is probably straightened while the curve of the other may now be more curved than it was, both possibly damage from the latter use of the object. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1530-1650.

Length: 59.1mm, Width: 8.3mm, Thickness: 5mm, Weight: 9.60gms

Class: Havette
Sub class: Read late medieval to early post-medieval Class A Type 1

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1530
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 59.1 mm
Width: 8.3 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 9.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 31st December 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM38188

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Incised or engraved or chased

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Winterton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9119
Four figure Latitude: 53.65958109
Four figure longitude: -0.62442448
1:25K map: SE9119
1:10K map: SE91NW
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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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