OXON-B221D6: Early-medieval dress fastener: Dress hook

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DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)

Unique ID: OXON-B221D6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper alloy dress fastener (dress hook) dating to the early medieval (Anglo-Saxon) period. The fastener has a shield-shaped plate with trilobed upper terminal each with a perforation, to secure to fastener to an item of dress. At the narrow end of the plate a short, tightly curved hook extends towards the rear of the plate. There is no decoration on either side of the plate. Read's Class D, dating from c. 700 - 1100 AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 700
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.2 mm
Width: 12.5 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 0.7 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2018.470

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: South Leigh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4007
Four figure Latitude: 51.76026313
Four figure longitude: -1.42184611
1:25K map: SP4007
1:10K map: SP40NW
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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