SWYOR-5EDA81: Post Medieval Dress fastener

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DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)

Unique ID: SWYOR-5EDA81

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy dress hook, Read class A, type 2, dating from the early post-medieval period. about AD 1550 - 1700. It has a flat, oval body with three pierced lugs for attachment, one on each side of the oval and one at the base. At one end of the oval is a transverse strip, and the remains of a broad, curved hook, part of which has broken away and is missing. The face of the body is decorated with an engraved design consisting of a spray of five leaves, edged with a border of small annulets. The reverse is plain. The hook has a smooth, light green patina. It is 39mm long, 28.1mm wide and 1.9mm thick. It weighs 5.58g.

A similar dress hook is illustrated in Read, 2008, Hooked Clasps & Eyes, page 171, number 640.

Class: Read class A, type 2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39 mm
Width: 28.1 mm
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 5.58 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 23rd May 2018 - Thursday 23rd August 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Julie Scriven
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3217

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Rotherham (Metropolitan District)
District: Rotherham (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Wath (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4400
Four figure Latitude: 53.49487141
Four figure longitude: -1.33823934
1:25K map: SE4400
1:10K map: SE40SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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: SWYOR
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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