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Record ID: SUR-088E58
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval copper-alloy hooked clothes fastener with a central foliate oval panel. Cf. Read no.663.
Created on: Friday 26th February 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 11th May 2016
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Record ID: ESS-9CD262
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Curator's Report for 2014 T941, Post Medieval silver finger dress hook Date: 1500-1600 AD Description: An incomplete and probably unfinished hooked tag dating to the Post Medieval period. The body of the hooked tag consists of a rectangular plate with seven knops projecting from it; one knop in each of the four corners and one knop at the midway point on both of the long sides and lower edge. The upper edge bears an slight projection from which extends rounded loop. The front is decorated with a raised rectangular panel with a recessed sexfoil pattern in the centre. The borde…
Created on: Thursday 11th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tendring District', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-9C9DD2
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Curator's Report for 2014 T937, Post Medieval silver finger dress hook Date: 1500-1600 AD Description: An incomplete hooked tag dating to the Post Medieval period. The body of the hooked tag consists of a rectangular plate with seven knops projecting from it; one knop in each of the four corners and one knop at the midway point on both of the long sides and top edge. The lower edge bears an ovoid projection from which extends a trefoil knop. The front is decorated with a raised rectangular panel with a recessed sexfoil pattern in the centre. The border between the outer edges…
Created on: Thursday 11th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tendring District', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-725E86
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver dress fastener or pin of probable Post Medieval date. The object is formed of three, broadly circular plates of decreasing diameter, attached centrally by a large silver rivet. The plates are all free moving and are convex, bending downwards away from the central rivet before turning up at the outer edge to give height and texture, rather than three flat discs. Each plate is notched from the outer edge towards the centre five times, creating five petals. The outer edge of each petal is notched further, creating broadly triangular projections. The central rivet is circular in se…
Created on: Monday 17th March 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 24th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Colchester Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-0B1E03
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a male / female dress hook of post-Medieval date. The piece represents the lower terminal only, witha worn break at the top. The object comprises an elongated-S-shaped arm with discoidal terminal at the intact bottom end. Dimensions:25.0mm long, 5.4mm wide, 12.9mm diameter of disc, 7.9mm depth, weight 4.44g.
Created on: Tuesday 4th February 2014
Last updated: Saturday 28th July 2018
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Record ID: ESS-E628B1
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper alloy hooked tag dating to the Post Medieval period. The object comprises of one half of a set and is the 'female' of the two. The tag is formed of a triangular plate with heart-shaped openwork centre and a crescentric shoulder at either side. From this plate the attachment loop, rectangular in shape with crescentic shoulders at each side, extends. A projecting 'T' shpaed bar is missing to an old break on the flat edge of the triangular plate. The tag measures 21.3mm in length, 18.5mm in width, 2.2mm in thickness and weighs 2.81g. Read (2008, pg. 187) illustrates a …
Created on: Wednesday 16th October 2013
Last updated: Monday 16th July 2018
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Record ID: ESS-1DE792
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: Post Medieval silver-gilt 'eye' element from a two piece hooked clasp. The fitting is circular in plan with a 'D' shaped loop extending from the upper edge. More complete examples of this type of clasp bear circular loops, probably used to sew the fitting onto an item of clothing. This example has suffered extensive breaks around the edges resulting in only a small amount of fitting surviving. The upper surface has a cast design of a forward facing bust, with small depressions to represent the eyes and mouth. The reverse of the fitting is plain. Discussion: The object …
Created on: Thursday 12th September 2013
Last updated: Thursday 5th March 2015
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Record ID: ESS-C33BF8
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Date: Early Post Medieval AD1500 - AD1600 Description: An almost complete post medieval silver-gilt dress hook dating to AD1500 - AD1600. It consists of a trefoil of hemispheres set onto a flat silver plate. Around each dome, the plate is scalloped and between each set of scallops is a triangular projection decorated with a series of incised lines. The triangular projection on the left side of the plate has been slightly damaged and bent upwards towards the domes. Each dome has applied filigree decoration consisting of a trefoil of annulets, two are completely visible and one is…
Created on: Tuesday 9th July 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 8th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stanway', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FC3336
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Period: 16th century- 17th century Date of Discovery: 1/4/2013 Circumstances of discovery: whilst metal detecting Description: silver-gilt dress fastener (hook component of a hook and eye). The body is circular and dome shaped, cast with rope twist edging, four sub rectangular spaces spaced evenly around the dome and in the centre of the dome an even sided cross. In the rectangular spaces is a very small element and there is no gilding present in the rectangular and cross shaped spaces suggesting that there are additional elements to this fastener which are now missing and…
Created on: Thursday 18th April 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 8th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Colchester District', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-5E3F03
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure Number: 2013 T134 Period: 15th or early 16th century Description: post-medieval silver-gilt composite cap hook/ badge. The body is circular with raised and beaded border. The face of the body has an keyed for enamel and in relief is an angular bander role which is still partly gilded. On this are the possible letters 'C H E R' with foliage on either side. On the reverse of the body there is still heavy gilding and a recurving hook, made of a pin circular in cross section, is attached across the diameter of the body. When the pin meets the body it has been flattened so t…
Created on: Tuesday 5th March 2013
Last updated: Thursday 10th September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St Osyth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-CC9A47
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
2012 T734: Post Medieval silver-gilt dress hook Date of Discovery: 12th October /2012 Circumstances of discovery: Whilst searching with a metal detector Date: 1500-1600 AD Description: Fragment of a silver-gilt dress hook with applied filigree decoration. The body is hemispherical with a flat back and domed front. The dome has a flat border around the base with a scalloped edge. The dome is decorated with three wire loops forming a trefoil shape with a central knop within a circular wire loop border. One of these central projecting knops is now missing to an old break. Towards…
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2013
Last updated: Monday 5th August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tendring District', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-F443F4
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure Case: 2012 T185 Period: AD c.1500-1600 Description: silver-gilt dress hook of trefoil form. Pinked backplate cut from sheet applied with three bosses of hemispherical shape. Each boss has three filigree spirals with a central knop. In the centre of the three bosses is a knop that has been threaded through a flower design cut from sheet and held in place on the reverse using a butterfly pin. On the reverse is a recurving hook and an attachment bar. Dimensions: Length: 17.66mm Width: 14.31mm Thickness: 8.41mm Weight: 3.54mm Discussion: Similar items can be found…
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 16th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mersea Island', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-F0EB98
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure Number: 2012 T177 Period: sixteenth century (?) Date of Discovery: 28/2/12 Circumstances of discovery: whilst metal detecting Description: silver-gilt lozenge shaped object, perhaps a fragment from a dress accessory/ fastener. The object is now broken from the corners closest apart in width. The front is silver-gilt and a ridge runs down the central length of the object, with striation marks, possibly used to add texture to the surface, running perpendicular to the central ridge. On the reverse is soldered a hook, with the pointed end of the hook turned back towar…
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 8th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Colchester District', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-238DE3
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
TREASURE CASE 2012 T128 Post Medieval dress hook Date: Post Medieval - 16th Century Description: Incomplete silver-gilt, hollow composite dress hook of Read Early Post Medieval class C type 4, formed of a rectangular backplate, with a faceted front plate creating a trapezoid cross section. The front and back plates are damaged at the attachment end, and the opposing hooked end is also damaged and incomplete. The three facets of the front plate are separated by a raised rope work border. Each facet is divided into square panels decorated with an incised flower motif - the most co…
Created on: Monday 20th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 16th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Colchester District', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FBAA23
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure Case 2012 T77 Post Medieval dress fitting Description: Post Medieval silver-gilt 'eye' element from a two piece hooked clasp. The fitting is sub-triangular in plan with a 'D' shaped loop extending from the upper edge, and a circular attachment hole in each corner of the triangular plate, probably used to sew the fitting onto an item of clothing. The upper surface has a cast design, of a forward facing bust, with slightly raised areas representing the hair and small depressions to represent the eyes and mouth. There is a decorative zone, which is 'V' shaped, encasing th…
Created on: Monday 6th February 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 15th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Colchester District', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-380ED0
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure Case: 2011 T820: Post Medieval dress hook Date of Discovery: 15th October 2011 Circumstances of discovery: Whilst searching with a metal detector Date: Post Medieval - 16th Century Description: Post Medieval silver-gilt dress hook, of Read's early Post-Medieval class D Type 4. The body is triangular with a central circular knop; the three corners of the triangle are comprised of a trefoil (or foliate) motif, separated by a small 'D' shaped knop on each side of the triangle. One of the corners extends into the hooked terminal, which is cylindrical and tapers to a point…
Created on: Monday 28th November 2011
Last updated: Thursday 6th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Canfield Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-E44CD6
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure Number: 2011 T510 Harlow area, Essex Post Medieval jewellery fitting Date of Discovery: 17/7/11 Circumstances of discovery: whilst metal detecting Period: 16th century Description: gold dress fastener or decorative fitting. The fastener is lozenge shaped and set with a green stone (damaged) which is contained in a shallow square gold sheet bezel. Around the rim of the bezel a foliate design made of single sheet gold has been soldered on. In some areas this design has folded backwards. Along one edge, between the bezel and foliate design and so concealed when l…
Created on: Wednesday 31st August 2011
Last updated: Monday 3rd June 2013
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Record ID: ESS-734E36
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval cast copper alloy dress hook, of Read's Post Medieval type 1 class 2, c.f. no 646. It is sub-triangular in plan with the two longer edges being scalloped. There is a circular attachment loop at each corner and a forward facing hook extending from the shorter edge. There is a central rib running along the length of the main body, with three oblique oval recesses to either side. The two upper and lower ovals have traces of white enamel and the middle ovals have a trace of a dark blue-black enamel. There is a small crescent shaped recess at the end of the central rib, wh…
Created on: Tuesday 14th June 2011
Last updated: Thursday 30th June 2011
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Record ID: ESS-832518
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure Number: 2011 T253 Colchester District, Esse: Dress fitting Date of Discovery: 13/4/11 Circumstances of discovery: whilst metal detecting Period: 16th century Description: post-medieval silver dress fitting cast in one plane. It is sub-triangular in shape. At the top end there is a rectangular loop. The two closest angles to this have one loop each radiating from them. The furthest angle has three loops radiating from it. The centre is raised with a heart shaped design. The reverse is plain, following the contours of the heart shaped design on the front. Dimensions:…
Created on: Friday 15th April 2011
Last updated: Thursday 21st March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Colchester District', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-993015
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure Number: 2011 T214 Colchester District, Essex Post Medieval Dress Hook Period: 16th century Date of Discovery: 21/3/11 Circumstances of discovery: whilst metal detecting Description: post-medieval silver-gilt dress hook (incomplete). The back plate is in the form of a wreath with five projecting petals, and has five applied conical bosses with central knops. There is a butterfly clip, studded at the top, that runs through a separate small pierced circle of silver and through the central hole in the back plate, splitting across the back plate to hold it in pla…
Created on: Monday 4th April 2011
Last updated: Thursday 21st March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Colchester District', grid reference and parish protected.


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