IOW-FF79AB: Post-Medieval: Dress-hook

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DRESS HOOK

Unique ID: IOW-FF79AB

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete and misshapen post-Medieval copper-alloy openwork dress-hook (c. 1500-c. 1650). Read Class E, Type 3.

This dress-hook is bent and most of the attachment loop is missing.

The body of the dress-hook is circular in plan with a heart at the centre of the frame. The exterior of the frame was intended to have oval holes forming openwork. However, all except one is blind. The rearwards projecting hook is 'D'-shaped in cross-section, flat at the rear.

Length: 30.3mm; width: 18.0mm; thickness: 1.7mm; thickness including hook: 7.9mm. Weight: 3.53g.

This dress-hook is corroded and reddish green.

Similar dress-hooks have been published (Read 2008: 100-101, refs: 381; 382).

Read, B., 2008 Hooked-Clasps and Eyes Langport: Portcullis Publishing

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.3 mm
Width: 18 mm
Thickness: 7.9 mm
Weight: 3.53 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 12th February 2018 - Monday 12th February 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-4-7

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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