KENT-B64635: Hooked Clasp

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Unique ID: KENT-B64635

Object type certainty: Certain
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The hooked element of a hook-and-eye clasp dating to the late 16th or 17th centuries.

Description: The hooked clasp has a large square plate with rounded attachment lobes with square collars and a flat forward-curved incomplete hook. The lobes are set either side of the body and opposite end to the hook. Each of these lobes has been pierced and retain iron rivets. The blunt hook has a banded collar which is pointed at the body end of the blunt hook.

Measurements: 27.93mm long, 26.17mm wide, 1.79mm thick and 2.21g in weight.

Discussion: The hook matches Read's early Post-Medieval blunt hooked eye and clasp Class A, type 1 - oval. These are date c.1550/75-1700 (Read 2008, 164-171)

Class: Post-Medieval blunt hooked eye and clasp Class A
Sub class: Type 1

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 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.93 mm
Width: 26.17 mm
Thickness: 1.79 mm
Weight: 2.21 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Maidstone (District)
Parish or ward: Otham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8053
Four figure Latitude: 51.24776543
Four figure longitude: 0.5777019
1:25K map: TQ8053
1:10K map: TQ85SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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