LON-C2B6E3: A Post Medieval copper alloy wound wire hooked fastener dating to the 16th century.

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Unique ID: LON-C2B6E3

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A Post Medieval copper alloy wound wire hooked fastener dating to the 16th century. This hooked tag is constructed from lengths of wire. one length of thicker grade wire has been shaped to from the hook at each end. A thinner grade wire has been wrapped around the body of the hooks to hold their shape. This thinner wire has been hammered flat once in place. This thinner wire has also been used to form a loop at each end.

Similar wound wire hooks and other accessories are illustrated and discussed in Egan & Forsyth (1997:227).

Dimensions: length: 35.19mm; width: 11.90mm; thickness: 5.41mm; weight: 1.47g.

Reference: Egan, G. and Forsyth, H. 1997. Wound Wire and Silver Gilt. In Gaimster, D. & Stamper, P. 1997. The Age of Transition. The Archaeology of English Culture 1400-1600. Society Medieval Archaeology Monograph 15 (Oxbow Monograph Series 98) Oxbow, Oxford.

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 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.19 mm
Width: 11.9 mm
Thickness: 5.41 mm
Weight: 1.47 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Wyatt
Identified by: Mr Stuart Wyatt

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Southwark (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Cathedrals (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3280
Four figure Latitude: 51.5035277
Four figure longitude: -0.09955492
1:25K map: TQ3280
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Open fresh water

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Recording Institution: LON
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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