NMS-5B90AC: Medieval double ended hook

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HOOK

Unique ID: NMS-5B90AC

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Late medieval or early post-medieval copper alloy harbick (or havette, or shear-board hook), a double-ended hook, rectangular-sectioned chamfered edges, central grip comprises a rectangular expansion (6mm x 5mm) the outer and upper faces with a saltire between six transverse notches. The slightly bowed arms taper to an acutely-angled sharp-hooked terminal. Length 55mm. 3mm thick. Cf. Read (2008), Class A, Type 1, no.743. Harbicks were used 'for securing cloth to the cropping board or horse during the process of shearing the nap' (Goodall, I. and Keene, K. in Biddle (1990, 239). 15th - 16th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 55 mm
Thickness: 3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 16th November 2017 - Tuesday 21st February 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Steven Ashley
Identified by: Mr Steven Ashley

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 31044
Other reference: AHS022018

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Incised or engraved or chased

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
Parish or ward: Roudham and Larling (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL9789
Four figure Latitude: 52.46339365
Four figure longitude: 0.89844545
1:25K map: TL9789
1:10K map: TL98NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

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

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