LVPL-4612A6: Post medieval: Dress hook

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DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)

Unique ID: LVPL-4612A6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy dress fastener of post medieval date. The object consists of an oval plate with three perforated lugs for attachment, two at its base, flanking an integral sub-rectangular attachment loop and one at the opposite end, expanding from a slightly flanged collar. Each perforation, used for sewing attachment. Expanding from the centre of either side is a worn bifurcating scrolled knop.


The front of the plate is decorated, all cast in low relief, with a central oval field containing a scrolled motif potentially incorporating a central en face mask. The central motif is too worn to identify with certainty. Surrounding the central motif are two raised oval borders. The rear of the object is flat and undecorated.


Dimensions: 36mm in length, 19mm in width, 1mm thick, 3.7g


The dress fastener can be classified as Read's early post-medieval Class A, Type 8. Similar examples can be found in Read (2008), p176. Similar examples which can be found on the PAS database include SOM-C4D407 and HESH-1F329A

Class: Read’s early post-medieval Class A, Type 8

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 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36 mm
Width: 19 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 3.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2018 - Tuesday 24th April 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Woore

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From 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: LVPL
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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