IOW-C46390: Post-Medieval: Dress-hook (Read Class E, Type 5)

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Unique ID: IOW-C46390

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An incomplete post-Medieval copper-alloy dress hook (c. 1500-c. 1650). Read Class E, Type 5 (trefoil).

The hook element is largely missing.

The main plate is an openwork trefoil hatched/rope-work knot design which is 'D'-shaped in cross-section. The integral attachment loop is sub-rectangular, flat on the reverse. A pellets on the attachment loop, possibly representing roses, form terminals to each end of the knot. A portion of the integral hook is trapezoidal in cross-section, flat on the reverse. The reverse is plain and pitted.

This dress hook has a green patina with small areas of corrosion. The break is old.

Length: 25.0mm; width: 17.9mm; thickness: 2.0mm. Weight: 1.92g.

Similar example are illustrated in Read (Read 2008: 110, refs: 436; 437 (anthropomorphic); 438).

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

Class: Class E, Type 5 (trefoil)

Subsequent actions

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


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25 mm
Width: 17.9 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 1.92 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st August 2018 - Wednesday 1st August 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: IOW2018-1-247

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
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: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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