WREX-AF97DA: Post medieval copper alloy dress fastener (hook section).

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DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)

Unique ID: WREX-AF97DA

Object type certainty: Certain
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Early post-medieval copper alloy dress fastener (the hook section of a two-part clasp) dating (c. AD 1550-1700). The fastener is broadly oval with three attachment loops to sew the item to a garment - two protecting from the sides (both of which is now incomplete) and one projecting out from the base of the object. A large integral hook projects from the other end of the main oval body separated with a raised band. Both sides of the clasp appear to be undecorated.

Length: 41mm; width: 23.4mm; thickness: 2mm; weight: 6.4g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41 mm
Width: 23.4 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 6.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 8th August 2018 - Wednesday 7th November 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Susie White
Identified by: Dr Susie White

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NWales PAS 71118/3

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Farndon

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting.

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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