DOR-96FBF0: Copper alloy dress hook.

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DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)

Unique ID: DOR-96FBF0

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A copper alloy dress hook or fastener dating to the 16th century. The object consists of one piece of copper alloy with a curved rectangular in section hook placed vertically at the lower edge. At the upper edge of the dress fastener there is an inverted-trapezoidal lobe with a central knop at the upper edge of the main body. The body of the fastener is broadly circular in shape. The integral hook would have once attached to another fastener on a garment. The end of the hook is pointed. The decoration consists of a central pellet surrounded by a circular moulded impression, within this are six broadly circular perforations. Encircling this is a moulded relief and openwork design of thirteen oval and circular perforations spaced symetrically. The outside edge is moulded with three knops spaced equally along either side of the main body. The hook is separated from the main body by a transverse collar of two moulded grooves. The reverse of the object is flat and undecorated. The object has a dark-brown to green coloured patina across all surfaces.
Date: Post Medieval - 1500 - 1600

Length: 37.47mm.
Width: 18.13mm.
Thickness: 1.37mm.
Weight: 3.79g.
Reference: Read (2008) illustrates a dress hook on page 103, No.395, which is dated to the 16th century.

Class: Single sharp-hooked clasp.
Sub class: Read Early Post Medieval, Class E, Type 3

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: 37.47 mm
Width: 18.13 mm
Thickness: 1.37 mm
Weight: 3.79 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st February 2018 - Wednesday 28th February 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Lucy Bevan
Identified by: Mrs Lucy Bevan
Secondary identifier: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS-019378

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Fifehead Neville (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST7611
Four figure Latitude: 50.89797424
Four figure longitude: -2.34264157
1:25K map: ST7611
1:10K map: ST71SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 12 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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