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Record ID: KENT-B64635
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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The hooked element of a hook-and-eye clasp dating to the late 16th or 17th centuries. Description: The hooked clasp has a large square plate with rounded attachment lobes with square collars and a flat forward-curved incomplete hook. The lobes are set either side of the body and opposite end to the hook. Each of these lobes has been pierced and retain iron rivets. The blunt hook has a banded collar which is pointed at the body end of the blunt hook. Measurements: 27.93mm long, 26.17mm wide, 1.79mm thick and 2.21g in weight. Discussion: The hook matches Read's early Post-Medieval blu…
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-12A9CB
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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An incomplete post medieval copper-alloy flat clothing fastener with foliate decoration dating to c.1550-1700. This is an eye section with its broken rectangular attachment end into which a blunt hook would fit, consisting of a sub oval plate which has three attachment drilled knops. The upper surface of the plate is decorated with engraved and punched lines, circles and curves, mainly forming a spray of flowers. The field is bordered with small annulet punches. The reverse is plain and flat. It measures 28.5 mm wide by 36.1 mm long, 1.5 mm thick. Weight 5.5 gram.. Read (2008, 171; r…
Created on: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sandwich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-310639
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A heavily worn and incomplete Early Post-Medieval eye from a hooked clasp dating to c.17th century. Description: The eye is formed from a sub-pentagonal main plate, with a collared folliate terminal/attachment knop at the pointed end. at the opposite end is a rectangular eye for a blunt hook, majority of the eyeframe is broken and now missing. The entire object is very worn and relief decoration just visible on the upper face is that of flower with four long petals and intermediate petals between them. There is three piercings for its attachment one at the atachment terminal and tw…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Record ID: KENT-48B7D7
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast silver gilt 'looped' portion of a dress fastener, dating c.1500-1650. Description: The item is sub-triangular in shape and is formed from a chubby head with wings or vegetative elements sprouting from the crown of the head. Above the head between the sprouting elements is a large open loop, into which the hook part of the garment fastener would slide. From the lower sides of head are two smaller attachment loops, through which thread would pass to sew the fastener into a garment. These are formed from acanthus or other vegative loops sprouting from the side of the head and l…
Created on: Thursday 11th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
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Record ID: KENT-AB295A
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast early post-Medieval (c.16-17th century) enamelled copper-alloy blunt hooked dress fastening of Blunt Early Post-med Blunt hooked Class A Type 2 (Read 2008, 172). The clasp is roughly oval in plan, with an attachment loop on either side just after the blunt hook, now folded down over itself although remaining complete, and one at the terminal. Each of the attachment loops has been broken off. The body of the clasp is decorated with 3 pairs of ovoid champlev√© enamelled cells (alternating white and blue) running diagonally from a raised segmented central ridge and …
Created on: Thursday 15th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Record ID: KENT-36EE51
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast incomplete post-Medieval cast copper-alloy dress fastener eye-piece (c. 1550-c. 1700 AD ) of Read Class A, Type 2. The fastener is near complete with only the bottom loop missing and generally ovoid shape with three round pointed knops one each side near the top of the ovoid with punched holds and one at the bottom (now missing). At the top is a rectangular eye, proceeded by a rectangular collar dividing it from the plate. The plate is decorated with incised floral pattern surmounted by the collar and a set of small semi circles. Following the edge of the plate is surrounded by…
Created on: Friday 29th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Folkestone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-689767
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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An incomplete post-Medieval copper-alloy hooked dress fastener (c. 1500-1700 AD). Read Class A, Type 1 or 2 (hooked clasp). This is one of two similar objects that would have been used together to join straps or clothing. The other object would have terminated with an attachment loop rather than a hook. The main body of this clasp is lozengiform with a pierced hole at one end and a hook at the opposite end. There are two similar holes at the hook end. At the centre of the front, within an oval border there is a possible floriate design. The rear face is plain. Width: 44mm;…
Created on: Monday 14th March 2016
Last updated: Friday 18th March 2016
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Record ID: SUSS-4280BE
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver dress-fastener of the hook and eye clasp type. This item represents the hook element. The body of the item is a circular back plate. On the font filigree wire is applied around eh border and within this are four rectangular shapes applied with wire which divides the circle into quarters. Within each quarter is a circular applied wire. On the reverse is the eye element o the attachment. It is made of a single silver wire that is bent to create two loops. Looped through is another wire that may have formed a sub-rectangle but is now broken. Soldered onto this is a circu…
Created on: Friday 18th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 25th April 2016
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Record ID: KENT-3DEDD8
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early Post-Medieval (c. AD 1500-1600) silver gilt dress hook of Read's Class D, Type 5 (Heart-shaped/ Ovoid) (Read 2008, 71). The dress fastener is complete, with both the attachment loop and hook intact. The plate is largely flat and has a lobe on top, one on each side, and another above the hook. The plate is decorated with a raised foliate design consisting of a heart shape above three petels. The motif is contained within a raised border around the edge of the plate. The face and edges of the plate retain the gilding. The reverse of the dress fastener consists of a separate …
Created on: Tuesday 6th October 2015
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-5243F3
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A post-medieval copper-alloy dress fastener eye-piece (16-17th century). It has an oval plate with three loops for attachment: two at the base, protruding to each side, and one at the other end with small lateral pellets at its base giving the effect of a debased trefoil. There is a debased bifurcated knop midway along the long sides; both are now abraded. An integral rectangular loop emerges from the pair of attachment loops at the base. The upper surface of the panel is decorated with a moulded human en-face mask, now unclear, with scrolling to each side and a swag below, all within…
Created on: Sunday 26th July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 5th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Blue Bell Hill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-AFC4EF
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early Post-Medieval (c. AD 1500-1600) silver gilt dress hook of Read's Class D, Type 1 (rectangular) (Read 2008, 59). The body and hook survive, but the attachment loop is missing. The body is rectangular with seven projecting knops on the corners, sides and attachment end, and a fleur-like moulding at the junction with the hook. At the centre of the body, three worn annulets surmounted by a recessed heart. A very similar example can be seen on the database: KENT-442B16. The item is 19mm long, 9mm wide and weighs 1.46 grams.
Created on: Friday 12th June 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 4th May 2016
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Record ID: KENT-442B16
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early Post-Medieval (c. AD 1500-1600) silver gilt dress hook of Read's Class D, Type 1 (rectangular) (Read 2008, 59). The body and hook survive, but the attachment loop is missing. The body is rectangular with seven projecting knops on the corners, sides and attachment end, and a fleur-like moulding at the junction with the hook. At the centre of the body, there annulets surmounted by a recessed heart. The end of the hook has been broken away by an old break. A very similar example can be seen on the database: KENT-AFC4EF. The dress hook is 18.7mm long, 10.1mm wide, 2.57m…
Created on: Tuesday 26th May 2015
Last updated: Thursday 4th February 2016
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Record ID: KENT-C7BEBA
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy hooked tag of Post-Medieval date. It has asub rectangular plate with integral rectangular sewing lug at the upper edge, and integral hook at the base. The plate has a moulded relife desing with a pellet in the center and four radiating T-shaped arms forming a cross with two pellets in each corner; all within a linear border. At the base of the plate the integral hook has a ribbed collor. The hooked tag is 30.3mm long, 12.9mm wide, 2.1mm thick and weighs 1.71 grams. This is a hooked tag of Post-Medieval date that finds a close by Read (2008) in particualr ref …
Created on: Wednesday 20th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 20th May 2015
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Record ID: KENT-C6A7C3
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy hooked tag of Post-Medieval date. It has a rectangular plate with integral rectangular sewing lug at the upper edge, and integral hook at the base. The plate hasthree notches along each edge and a large central rectangular boss. This has a central rectangular projection with an unclear foliate incised decoration. At the base of the plate the integral hook has a ribbed collor. The hooked tag is 27.4mm long, 13.2mm wide, 2.9mm thick and weigh 3.02 grams. This is a hooked tag of Post-Medieval date that finds close parallels in a number of examples published by…
Created on: Wednesday 20th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 20th May 2015
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Record ID: KENT-C8B11A
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post Medieval silver-gilt dress hook. This example is a fragment of a Read, Class A, Type 2 example; consisting of the lower dome of a trefoil shaped fastening. The dress hook is broken at the upper portion of the dome, where it was formerly connected to a further two domes. The circumference of the plate is decorated with a scalloped edge. The dome is decorated with twisted wire filigree forming three circles, the interior of the lower two circles contain a further three circles, with an annulet where they meet at the centre of the circle. At the centre of the design, t…
Created on: Friday 8th May 2015
Last updated: Monday 24th August 2015
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Record ID: KENT-3A0945
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post-Medieval silver-gilt dress pin of c. AD 1500-1600 date.. The pin is in the form of a trefoil plate applied with three hemispherical bosses. The bosses are decorated with filigree decoration and knops. A hole in the centre of trefoil-shaped backplate suggest there was originally a separate flower-head element attatched to the front. Traces of gilding remain on both surfaces. The reverse of the dress hook is undecorated. There are a separate silver bar and hook soldered onto the reverse. The hook is 16.9mm long, 13.7mm wide, 4.7mm thick and weighs 2.12 grams. C…
Created on: Friday 1st May 2015
Last updated: Friday 22nd January 2016
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Record ID: KENT-61FF07
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early Post-Medieval (c. AD 1500-1600) silver gilt dress hook of Read's Class D, Type 5 (Heart-shaped/ Ovoid) (Read 2008, 71). The dress fastener is complete, with both the attachment loop and hook intact, however the latter has been flattened slightly and now bends to one side. The plate is largely flat and has a lobe on each side, with a rounded knop on either side bordering the hook. The plate is decorated with a raised foliate design, consisting of a five-petalled flower, the upper petals forming a rounded protrusion on the upper portion of the plate. The flower motif is contain…
Created on: Monday 26th January 2015
Last updated: Monday 24th August 2015
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Record ID: KENT-B0F9CC
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Post Medeival dress fastening of probable 15th Century date. The fastener has a hemispherical head with twisted copper allloy wire, imitating thread, is wound around the raised three knobs to portray knots and loops. The reverse of the head is undecorated and has a separate shank that has been welded on with a white metal solder. There is white metal visable on the edge of the head suggesting that the fastening was silvered. The shank is circular sectioned and terminates in a point. Similar examples can be seen on the database: NARC-9BDBF3 The dress hook is 22.2m…
Created on: Friday 12th December 2014
Last updated: Friday 12th December 2014
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Record ID: KENT-B702EA
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Post Medieval copper alloy dress hook of Read's Class E, Type 8, Figurative. THe hook is one peice moulded relife in the shape of a convex scallop shell. . At the top of the dress hook is an uneven edge, presumably where where the trapezoid loop which has been broken off by an old break; at the bottom is a D sectioned hook. There are two circular rivets at the base of the shell of unknown functin. A similar example can be seen in Read, Page 115 ref 470 The hook is 29.2mm long, 13.9mm wide, 3.9mm thick and weighs 2.20 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 18th November 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 19th November 2014
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Record ID: KENT-B6CE8F
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Post Medieval copper alloy dress hook of Read's Class E, Type 3, rounded. The plate is circular and convex with moulded foliate decorated on surface. At the top of the dress hook is a trapezoid loop and at the bottom is a D sectioned hook. A similar example can be seen in Read, Page 96 ref 350. The hook is 30.9mm long, 10.7mm wide, 2.1mm thick and weigh 1.31 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 18th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 18th November 2014
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