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Record ID: SOM-7FC935
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Medieval to early Medieval copper alloy sheet hooked tag, probably dating to c. AD 600-1150. The hooked tag has a simple undecorated triangular plate with an indented upper edge, with a larger, central, semicircular indentation flanked by two smaller. The plate has only a single perforation, in the top left hand corner. The plate tapers into a rearward facing hook, with this being bent forwards by 90 degrees at the juncture between the two, just above a slightly raised collar of three cross-mouldings. The terminal of the hook is lost. Dimensions: length 21.8mm; width 13.9m…
Created on: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
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Record ID: DOR-FF8039
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: A fragment of silver hooked tag. The tag has a thin, circular plate with two semi-circular, pierced, projecting, knops at the top for attachment. The opposite edge is broken with an irregular, patinated break. The hook is missing to this break. The front is decorated with a unrecessed border around a recessed centre. Within the recessed area is a central raised octofoil surrounded by a circle of raised annulets. The octofoil has rounded outer edges to the petals which are separated from each other by incised lines. Each is also decorated with an incised V shape following t…
Created on: Wednesday 8th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 21st November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Blandford area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-64A243
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early medieval copper alloy hooked tag in two pieces dating to the period c. AD 600 - 1150 belonging to Read's Class A, Type 1. It is broadly triangular in shape and features two circular drilled perforations near the top edge. The top edge is engrailed, creating a slight scalloped effect. The obverse of the plate features a latin cross comprised of eight punched ring-and-dot motifs. The topmost ring-and-dot slightly overlaps one of the circular perforations and itself features a small circular perforation. There are two parallel incised transverse lines at the junction of the plat…
Created on: Monday 25th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd February 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: DOR-9E4B58
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete silver hooked tag. A broken, narrow triangular tag with zoomorphic and plant decoration. The upper, wider horizontal edge is damaged, but there are two broken rounded apertures for attachment. The front of the plate is decorated with a line of raised square pellets along each side. This beaded border frames the incised decoration which comprises a relief band along either side and continuing as a wavy line across the top below the attachment holes. This band runs around a symmetrical design of a curvilinear plant-like device with two V-shaped leaves and a bud on a stem ab…
Created on: Tuesday 10th February 2015
Last updated: Sunday 13th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Blandford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-F6D8A1
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy early medieval hooked tag of Read's Class A Type 2 c. AD 600 - 1066. The hooked tag consists of a circular plate with two incomplete circular attachment holes at the attachment end. The plate is decorated on the obverse with an indistint incised design which may depict a stylised cross pattee surrounded by a pellet border. The triangular hook extends from the bottom of the plate and terminates in an old break. The hooked tag has a mottled brown and green patina and is heavily worn. The hooked tag measures 28.25mm in length, is 21.04mm wide, is 1.01mm thi…
Created on: Friday 21st November 2014
Last updated: Friday 21st November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-F6AD54
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy early medieval hooked tag of Read's Class A Type 1 with two attachment holes dating to the period c. AD 800 - 900. The hooked tag consists of a triangular plate with two circular attachment holes at the attachment end. The plate tapers to a reverse facing hook whcih terminates in an old break. The plate is undecorated. The hooked tag measures 31.55mm in length, 20.02mm maximum width, 1.58mm minimum width, is 0.88mm thick and weighs 2.21g. Cf. Read, B, 2008, p. 7.
Created on: Friday 21st November 2014
Last updated: Friday 21st November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-FB0008
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver hooked tag. A thin, undecorated sub-circular plate with two peirced knops at the top for attachment. At the opposite edge extends the backward hookwhich is triangular at the top and decorated with two incised transverse lines and two lines forming a downward chevron. Below the triangular element is a slight projecting collar before the hook tapers and curves upwards, terminating in a point. Date: Late Early-Medieval to Early Medieval - c. AD 800 to 1200 Dimensions: 26.80 mm 16.29 mm x 1.54 mm Weight: 1.46 g This is similar to copper alloy examples recorded in Read. B, 2…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gillingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-CB76B5
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy dress hook. It has a hollow backed, dome fronted plate decorated with a bearded human face, three quarters facing, inside a raised framing border. At the one side is an integral trapeziodal attachment loop. Opposite this on the other side is a ridged collar at the junction of the plate and the hook. The hook is incomplete with only part of the tapering shank remaining. The orientation of the face indicates that the loop would have been on the left and the hook on the right. Similar to Read, B, 2008, Hooked-Clasps and Eyes, page 92, no. 326 Date: Early Post Mediev…
Created on: Tuesday 28th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 31st October 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-EA28D7
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy hooked tag of early-post-Medieval date. The plate is sub-rectangular and undecorated. At the top, a ridge separates the plate from the remains of the hanger. A damaged rearward hook projects downwards from the base of the plate. The object has a brown patina with patches of verdigris. Dimensions are: Length 33 mm. Width 17 mm. Thickness 2 mm. Weight 4.121 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 7th December 2010
Last updated: Friday 6th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-8081D0
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy hooked tag. An isoceles triangle shaped plate with and integral D-sectioned hook at the apex of the triangle (the base of the tag). At the top of the tag, at the opposite edge to the hook, are two circular attachment holes, one of which is open, the other filled with corrosion product. The surfaces of the tag are very corroded and pitted, but it appears to have been undecorated. The hook is tapering with a sharp end. It has been curled over. The upper part of the plate is bent. Reference: Date: Early-Medieval - 9th to 11th century Dimensions: 23.65 mm x 10.35 mm x …
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-36DDA4
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
CURATOR'S REPORT A silver hooked tag with double hook, dating to the 9th century. Description of find A late Saxon hooked tag with trapezoid headplate, scalloped upper edge, three rivet holes and two hooks and very solidly made. The front is decorated with a vase containing a flower. Some of the curving leaves and flower stems of the plant are decorated with fine dots and incisions. A dotted and a beaded bar frame the composition on either side. Below, two stylised animal heads extend into the hooks, the proper left of which is missing its tip. Between the animal heads, a ci…
Created on: Monday 15th October 2007
Last updated: Thursday 12th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Charminster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-838445
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy hooked tag of early sixteenth century date. The hooked tag measures 37mm by 13mm and has an oval plate with a trapezoidal hook at one end and a sharp backward curving hook at the other. The convex front is moulded with a Renaissance-style female bust, facing left. A very similar dress hook from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, is recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database (SOMDOR-EF8898) and features in the PAS Annual Report for 2006 (pp. 99-100).
Created on: Friday 2nd March 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tarrant Monkton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-25B110
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy hooked tag of probable late medieval or post medieval date. The hooked tag measures 34mm by 16.1mm by 1.4mm and weighs 1.72g. It has a lozenge-shaped plate with decoration in the form of a wavy edge and a moulded quatrefoil in the centre. At one end is a backwards curving hook, which has been slightly bent out of shape. At the other end is a square loop, for attachment.
Created on: Monday 8th January 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Okeford Fitzpaine', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-41EF26
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval cast coper alloy Lozenge shaped, one piece, flat, Hooked Tag. Incomplete, hook broken; unfettled; moulded-in-relief eight-petaled flower; three attachment and four ornamental knops. Length 44.04mm. Width 18.70mm. Thickness 1.54mm. Weight 4.46g. 17th-century dress fasteners, made in a variety of shapes, were used in pairs, one hooked and one with an eye. A pair of good parallels will appear in Read's forthcoming book.
Created on: Monday 4th December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Spetisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-63DB46
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast silver gilt hooked tag of sixteenth century date. The hooked tag measures 31mm in length, 24.2mm in width and 7.8mm in thickness. It weighs 10.15g. It has a triangular backplate with cusped outline on which there are three hemi-spheres, each decorated with applied filigree. On each dome there are three filigree circles. On two of the domes the larger circles each contain four smaller circles and on the third dome the larger circles each contain three smaller circles. In the centre of and between each set of circles is a boss, one of which is missing. In the centre of the three d…
Created on: Wednesday 18th October 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Puddletown', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR1503
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy dress hook.Cast in one piece.Trepezoidal framed loop. Sub-circular plate with openwork border around an undecorated central, circular recess with a rope pattern border. Two of the lower openwork holes (flanking the hook) may have been used as attachment/sewing holes. The oval sectioned hook projects opposite the loop. There are two transverse moulded ribs at the top before it tapers to a backward curving point. The back is undecorated.
Created on: Wednesday 10th April 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOMDOR1161
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy hooked tag with niello inlay decoration. Isosceles triangular tag with two attachment holes at the top. At the bottom (i.e. the apex of the triangle)is a thickened stub of a hook. The front of the hook is decorated with a curvilinear/foliate design in niello with a framing border of short lines. The back is flat and undecorated.
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'DORSET OSMINGTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR967
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy hooked tag. Thin plate of metal. Lozenge shaped with circular piercing at the top point and a narrow projection opposite (at the lower point). The projection is broken but would have extended into a hook. Undecorated.
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'DORSET WEST STAFFORD', grid reference and parish protected.


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