WREX-2EC294: Post medieval or later copper alloy blunt hook c. AD1500-1800

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Unique ID: WREX-2EC294

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Copper alloy blunt-hook (Read Class A, Type 1) dating early post-medieval to Modern (c. 1500-1800AD). The hook is made from one piece of copper alloy wire with a loop at each end. The shank is bent back on itself at the mid point to form a hook. The hook has been flattened (see Read 2008, 155 No. 583).

Length: 21.0mm; width: 8.5mm; thickness: 9.5mm; weight: 2.1g

Notes:

Although this type of hook is known from the early post-medieval period, it is a type that is still in use today making precise dating difficult.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21 mm
Width: 8.5 mm
Thickness: 9.5 mm
Weight: 2.1 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 71118/2

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

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: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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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