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    • Created: Tuesday 17th June 2014
    • Object type: DRESS HOOK

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Record ID: SF-055D22
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from an oval copper-alloy dress hook of Post-Medieval date of Reads Early Post-Medieval Class A, Type 13. Only part of the base of the plate survives, the remainder of the object is missing due to old breaks, now worn. It is flat with a decorated front face with open work decoration. Consisting of tendrils, foliate and small multi-petalled flowers. At the juncture of the plate and hook there are two transverse grooves to form a collar. This dress hook measures 11.38mm in length, 16.75mm in width, 1.37mm in thickness, 0.94g in weight. There is a similar example publ…
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-03ED26
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post-Medieval rectangular copper-alloy dress hook of possibly Reads Early Post-Medieval Class C, Type 2. It is missing the hook due to old breaks, now worn. The front and back plate survive but are no longer held together. The front plate is flat with a flanged seam line where the two halves would have originally been joined together. It has a central longitudinal raised panel. The front face of the panel is decorated with diagonal criss-cross grooves. The front plate measures 20.38mm in length, 16.53mm in width, 1.11mm in thickness, 2.45g in weight. The back face …
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Monks Eleigh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-02E58B
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy post-medieval (AD c.1500-c.1625) hooked clasp, missing its hook and its attachment loop. Overall, it measures 21.2mm long, 17.1mm wide and 2.5mm thick. It weighs 2.25g. The clasp falls into Read's Class E, Type 3: sub-circular single sharp-hooked clasps. An exact parallel can be found in Read, 2008, Hooked-Clasps & Eyes, 104, no. 402. The object was cast in one piece. Decoration is moulded-relief and openwork, and consists of a chequered lozenge within an engrailed edge and set between two sets of four circular perforations of different sizes. There is also …
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 8th July 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Lindsey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-026BE2
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy dress hook of post-medieval date. The dress hook is of Reads Class E, Type 8 being figurative in plan. The main plate is a convex, hollow domed boss bearing a human facing mask with a projecting ridged collar beneath the chin. The worn remains of an attachment loop project from the top of the head and the hook is missing. All breaks are old and worn. The metal has a shiny brownish-green patina and is worn. The dress hook is 17.3mm long, 10.5mm wide, 3.8mm thick and weighs 1.6g. A similar example is illustrated in Read, p.114, no.459 and is dated to the ea…
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 25th June 2014
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Record ID: SF-00A750
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy semi-circular back plate from a dress hook of Post-Medieval date. It is missing the front plate due to old breaks, now worn. It is flat and undecorated. Towards the base of the plate is a pair of circular rivet holes, still containing the corroded remains of separate iron rivets. At the bottom of the plate is an integrally cast hook. This is D-shaped in section, tapers to a point and bent forwards. The top of the hook is decorated with two transverse grooves. This dress hook measures 26.04mm in length, 19.93mm in width, 1.73mm in thickness, 4.75g in w…
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Monks Eleigh', grid reference and parish protected.


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