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Record ID: KENT-7B0A04
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast copper-alloy post-Medieval toggle. It has a circular cross-section but is pointed oval shape in plan. Cast integrally there is a flat-sectioned shank coming from its side which terminates in two small circular loops (set together like a figure of eight). The metal is red-brown.
Created on: Wednesday 28th July 2004
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'GUSTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-B08710
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval hooked fastener. Cast in copper alloy, this fastener now has a pale green patina. The retangular fastener has a row of three openwork circles surrounded by moulded decoration positioned just above the in tact hook. The rectangular loop has a rope work moulding along the attachment edge. The fastener is 29.27mm wide, 13.46mm thick and it weighs 1.6 grams.
Created on: Monday 28th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT-993912
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval hooked fastener. Copper alloy. Hook at both terminals. Rust-red patina.
Created on: Thursday 16th March 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT-993164
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval hooked fastener. Copper alloy.
Created on: Thursday 16th March 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT-993E33
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval hooked fastener. Copper alloy. Rust-red patina.
Created on: Thursday 16th March 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT5048
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A post-medieval copper alloy dress fastener, probably dating to the 16th century. This object is constructed from ?three lengths of copper-alloy of wire shaped and fastened together using a thinner gauge creating a wound wire accessory of a type known to date to the 16th century. One piece of the thicker gauge wire has been folded in half to form a hook at one end, with the two terminals originally curled into spirals at the other; one has been broken before the curls. This is flanked to each long side by another piece of thicker wire, both ends of which have been curled into spirals …
Created on: Monday 20th January 2003
Last updated: Wednesday 15th November 2017
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Record ID: KENT-E63866
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
!7th Century Belt hanger
Created on: Monday 1st August 2005
Last updated: Monday 21st August 2017
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Record ID: KENT-169911
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Tudor dress fastener. Openwork decoration. Rectangular strap loop. Hook
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LON-C18041
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy toggle, of Post-Medieval date. The object has an ovoid body with pointed ends. From the long side of the ovoid projects an integral shaft with a flattened double loop terminal. One of the loops is now broken. The object is undecorated; it is covered in a thick dark green patina but file marks are visible on all three parts. The patina has worn off on part of the shaft revealing a brass coloured alloy core. The object measures 25.8mm (length) x 23.0mm (width) x 8.0mm (thickness) and weighs 7.22g.
Created on: Wednesday 4th April 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd November 2015
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Record ID: KENT-A72BF2
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete Post Medieval copper alloy fastener or toggle. The base is the shape of an elongated and slightly pointed oval and sub-oval in section. The base is connected to the stem, which is now bent but would have been straight during use, and terminates in a double loop. There are raised collars around the loops on both sides and the mold seam is still visible at the base. There is a dark green patina covering the entire object, and the base and stem show some wear on the surface. There are many similar objects recorded on the database: WMID-083DF2, SWYOR-674821, IOW-5B76A6, WMID-8B…
Created on: Wednesday 9th May 2012
Last updated: Monday 2nd November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thanet', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-23B3B2
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval copper-alloy dress fastener. The head is circular in section and oval is plan with pointed terminals; it is 18.6mm wide and 7.5mm thick in the centre. From the centre of the head projects a narrow stem which is oval in section. The stem terminates in two circular loops, one on each side of the stem. It is 22.1mm long, 18.5mm wide, 7.3mm thick and weighs 6.5 grams. Several similar examples have been recorded on the database, including WMID-905A14, SWYOR-131B66, HAMP-S40E35 and KENT-7B0A04.
Created on: Thursday 19th March 2009
Last updated: Monday 22nd June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-8C3081
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One half of a Post Medieval cast copper alloy 'hasp and clasp' type clothing fastener circa 16th/17th century. Large floral petalled decoration in central obverse field with double knops on both top and bottom. The reverse is both flat and plain.
Created on: Sunday 2nd October 2011
Last updated: Thursday 5th January 2012
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Record ID: SUSS-3C97C2
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
This item seems to be an incomplete Post Medieval silver dressing fitting, made in one plane. The object is sub-triangular in plan, with three larger holes, which almost look like mount fittings, also aligned in the shape of a triangle, but oriented in the opposite way. Each corner of the initial sub-triangular orientation is comprised of three smaller holes surrounding a small raised pellet. In the centre of the mount/fitting there are two thin raised lines following the shape of the object and then in the centre what looks like a heart or a harp. Most of the edges are unbroken, sav…
Created on: Sunday 4th September 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 1st May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tenterden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-69E9B3
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete Post-medieval silver-gilt dress hook . The fragment is in the form of a trefoil 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 original hook and bar plate now missing. the fragment is 14.8mm long, 14.7mm wide, 5.3mm thick and weighs 2.06 grams. More complete examples can be seen in Gaimster, D., et al, 'Tudor Silver-Gilt Dress-Hooks', Th…
Created on: Monday 28th January 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ash', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-CBC501
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded and incomplete post-medieval cast copper-alloy dress fastener hook-piece (16-17th century AD). 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 lateral protrusions 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. The hook has been lost just below the attachment loops after a diagonal break. The upper surface of the panel is decorated with moulded scrolling and foliate patterns within a sub-oval border. In turn …
Created on: Monday 6th December 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th April 2017
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Record ID: KENT-F7E482
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
16th Century. Early Post Medieval. Copper alloy, cast, complete, one-piece Class E, type 3, circular/sub-circular clothes hook fastener. Length 30.5mm, Width 16.4mm, Thickness 1.7mm, Weight 1.9g. Moulded relief and openwork, an equal armed cross with a central pellet within a linear circle, a beaded and engrailed edge. Rectangular strap attachment and there are the remains of black laquer on the surface. Slightly distorted central circular panel, otherwise dark brown patina. Rerf. Hooked-clasps & Eyes, brian read, Portculis Publishing 2008, page 99, No. 370.
Created on: Wednesday 9th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 27th July 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SEVENOAKS', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-816EE5
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Post Medieval cast copper alloy dress fastening. The tag is sub lozenge shaped in plan with three attachment knops and ornamental knops on either side. A rectangular projection from one end of the lozenge where the paired hooked fastener attaches. There is molded floral decoration in the center of the lozenge; the reverse is undecorated. Read Class A Type 10. The tag is 36.1mm long, 21.5mm wide, 2.1mm thick and weighs 5.48 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 26th October 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 26th October 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lyminge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-90C928
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval cast copper alloy trefoil shaped dress fastening hook. The hook is cast in one piece with molded relief and openwork to create a trefoil shaped knot which is undecorated. Two rounded knop decorate the join between the rectangular attachment loop and the trefoil knot. There is an oval knop at the junction of the hook and the plate. The elongated hook terminates in an old break. Read Class E Type 5. The hook is 235.5mm long, 19.1mm wide, 1.5mm thick and weighs 2.24grams.
Created on: Thursday 27th October 2011
Last updated: Thursday 27th October 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lyminge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-DFF676
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete silver gilt Post Medieval Dress hook of 16th century date. The two peice hook has a trefoil shaped body with a moulded depression in each foil creating a stylised three-pettled rose. . There is a central rounded knop in the centre of the trefoil and a linear protrusion between each of the foils. There is an integral rectangular attachment loop and a separate embedded wire hook soldered on to the reverse. There is a very similar example in Read ( 2008) page 127 ref 519, although this example is of lead/tin alloy. Read classifies this type of hook as Trefoil Class K Type 3…
Created on: Friday 15th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-6AAB07
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early Post Medieval cast copper alloy clothes fastener dating from the 16th century. The fastener has a round body with five circular perforations to create a Tudor rose with a raised pellet in the center. The attachment loop is trapezium in shape while at the other end the hook is complete. A similar example can be seen in Read ( 2008) page 98 ref 364 and is classified as Read Class E, Type 3.
Created on: Thursday 10th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 18th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'barham', grid reference and parish protected.


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