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Record ID: SOM-5A443C
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval cast copper alloy Class E single sharp-hooked clasp, Type 1, rectangular with moulded relief. It has a longitudinal rectangular raised panel, each side engrailed (three knops on each side) and has a double ridged ribbed collar at the junction of plate and rearward facing hook. The hook is complete and extends backward 9.6mm from the point of the bend. The surround of the raised panel has incised, zigzag lines of decoration and this wriggle-work can also be seen on the raised panel in a cross shape that possibly had a flower motif at the centre. The fastener is 27.1mm …
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shrewton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-215EBC
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval copper alloy dress fastener, probably dating to c. 1550-1700. The loop or eye section of a two-part clasp. The object consists of an oval plate with a rectangular attachement loop at one end (now lost). A pointed attachment lug projects from the opposite end of the plate, with two further projecting from the sides of the plate. The plate is decorated with a stamped plume motif, within a border of punched annulets. Dimensions: length 26.1mm; width 27.4mm; thickness 1.2mm; weight 2.60g. Read (2008) illustrates a range of similar blunt hooked clasps, with this e…
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-0BD72E
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval copper alloy dress fastener, probably dating to c. 1550-1700. The loop or eye section of a two-part clasp. The object consists of an oval plate with a rectangular attachement loop at one end. A pointed attachment lug projects from the opposite end of the plate, with two further projecting from the sides of the plate. The plate is undecorated, but is white metal coated. Dimensions: length 36.8mm; width 26.7mm; thickness 2.0mm; weight 5.61g. Read (2008) illustrates a range of similar blunt hooked clasps, with this example fitting into his class A, type 2, dated t…
Created on: Friday 13th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th October 2017
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Record ID: SOM-4562B3
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval copper-alloy hooked clasp, probably dating to c. AD 1600-1700. The eye section of the two part hooked clasp. The object has a central circular plate, very slightly convex with a hollow back, from one side expands a now incomplete integral rectangular attachment loop with a round integral perforated lug opposite, the lug terminating in a small pointed knop. Two further rounded lugs expand from the edge of the plate at 11 o'clock and 7 o'clock relative to the orientation of the decoration (with the attachment loop and pointed lug being at 9 and 3 o'clock respectively).…
Created on: Wednesday 16th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
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Record ID: SOM-C4D407
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval copper alloy dress fastener, probably dating to c. AD 1550-1700. The fastener consists of an oval plate with three perforated lugs for attachment, two at its base, flanking an integral sub-rectangular attachement loop and one at the opposite end, expanding from a slightly flanged collar. Expanding from the centre of either side is a bifurcating scrolled knop. The front of the plate is decorated, all cast in low relief, with a central oval field containing a scrolled motif potentially incorperating a central en face mask. This is defined by a solid oval border, with a s…
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West and Middle Chinnock CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-91528C
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval copper-alloy hooked clasp, probably dating to c. AD 1600-1700. The eye section of the two part hooked clasp. The object has a central circular plate, very slightly convex with a hollow back, from one side expands an integral rectangular attachment loop with a round integral perforated lug opposite, the lug terminating in a small pointed knop. Two further rounded lugs expand from the edge of the plate at 11 o'clock and 7 o'clock relative to the orientation of the decoration (with the attachment loop and pointed lug being at 9 and 3 o'clock respectively). The front of th…
Created on: Thursday 8th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-081907
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The loop of a Post-Medieval copper alloy dress fastener, probably dating to c. 1600-1700. The centre of the lozengiform plate has a raised foliate design with a central quartered berry and four leaves in cross formation with four small circular berries in the angles. This design is within a broadly lozengiform line border formed of four lines with scrolled ends, at the middle corners forming a pair of projecting rounded knops at either side. There are two pierced lobes flanking the rectangular loop, which survives intact. At the opposite end to the hook is a third pierced lobe with pro…
Created on: Wednesday 26th April 2017
Last updated: Friday 4th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nether Stowey CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-EFA98A
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval copper alloy dress fastener, dating to c. AD 1500 - 1650. The convex plate is oval in plan with a hollow reverse, with incised decoration of five foliate leaves. From the base fo the plate there is a flat, rectangular extension which is folded forward to form a hook but which is now broken. The hook is flanked by two rounded attachment loops, with a third at the oposing end of the oval plate. The fastener measures 38.1mm in length, 16.7mm in width and is 4.5mm thick; it weighs 6.69g. A near identical example can be found published by Read (2008: 169, no.630), which …
Created on: Thursday 23rd February 2017
Last updated: Sunday 19th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Charlton Marshall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4B04FA
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy dress fastener of post-medieval date. The fastener consists of a flat, oval plate with tear drop-shaped knops at one end and in the centre of each side. Each knop is perforated for attachment. At the other end of the plate there is a blunt flat hook, which has been formed by bending back a narrower, tapering section of the plate. The object has a white metal coating and is undecorated apart from two transverse incised lines just above the hook. There are two parallels in Read's 'Hooked Clasps and Eyes' (2008, nos. 636 and 637). Read categorises the type as Early po…
Created on: Friday 3rd February 2017
Last updated: Friday 3rd February 2017
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Record ID: SOM-280526
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Loop part of a two part cast copper alloy dress fastener of Post-Medieval, seventeenth century date (AD 1600 - AD 1700). The fastener is flat and oval in plan with an integral rectangular loop projecting at one end. At the end opposite the loop, and flanking the junction of the loop and main plate, there are integral perforated circular knops. There is a small casting flaw or unfettled area along one edge. The front of the plate is decorated with a cast design of a recessed centre within a raised line border and on the recessed centre a central raised flower. The flower has an annulet …
Created on: Thursday 15th December 2016
Last updated: Friday 4th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tarrant Crawford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-7C03E5
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy post medieval dress fastener of Read's Class A Type 2 dating to the period c. AD 1500 - 1650. The dress fastener consists of a rectangular loop which projects from the ovular plate. The plate exhibits relief decoration in the form of a human head surrounded by foliate tendrils within a reserve border which forms the edge of the plate. There are four rounded attachment knops positioned around the edge of the plate. The plate terminates in a projecting ovular knop incised with a series of grooves. The object has a worn green/brown patina. The dress fastener measures 36.67…
Created on: Thursday 14th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-39121C
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case: 2016 T25: Disclaimed, returned to finder. Description: An incomplete openwork silver dress hook with applied silver filigree decoration. The dress hook is trifoliate in shape, with one petal bent the reverse of the object and one terminating in an old break. Each petal would have originally been circular with floriate decoration in the form of a central perforation with an applied filigree border and a number of silver pellets, some of which may now be missing. This is in turn surrounded by eight further circular perforations, each of which exhibits a filigree borde…
Created on: Monday 11th January 2016
Last updated: Monday 3rd April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Drayton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1C7AD9
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post medieval copper alloy dress fastener of Read's Class F, Type 1, dating to the period c. AD 1500-1700. The dress fastener has a T shaped terminal, and the vertical line of the T expands to a moulded transverse collar, below which is an openwork heart. A rounded knop projects outwards from each side two thirds of the way along the heart. The fastener narrows at the base of the heart before expanding out to a wide collar, the terminals of which curve slightly upwards. A moulded groove is present just below the collar, and the fastener narrows to the hook. This starts to…
Created on: Tuesday 10th November 2015
Last updated: Monday 16th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-15738F
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post-medieval copper-alloy dress fastener, of Read's Class A Type 11, dating to the period c.AD 1500-1700. The fastener consists of a moulded openwork rectangle which is bent slightly backwards. This narrows to the neck, before flaring out to a knop at each side. Placed centrally between these knops is a moulded openwork lozenge, flanked by two small circular apertures. The frame of the body consists of a moulded openwork heart, the central indentation of which forms the lower two sides of the lozenge. An inverted trefoil expands from the lower point of the lozenge into the …
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Friday 4th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-5C9232
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Post-Medieval dress fastener of Read's Class A Type 10, dating to the period AD 1650-1700. The plate of the dress fastener is sub-lozenge in shape, with an attachment loop flanked by two knops at its distal terminal. There are two sets of two knops situated at the apex of each longitudinal side. The plate narrows to the neck where there is an attachment knop to each side. The neck continues to narrow into the hook, which is flat and bends back onto itself. There are traces of moulded decoration on the plate, but their pattern is indiscernable. The reverse is und…
Created on: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Last updated: Friday 4th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milverton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B2B47E
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-medieval copper alloy dress fastener, dating to the period c. AD 1500-1750. The dress fastener consists of a rectangular attchment loop, flanked by two smaller circular attachment knops at each of its inner corners. The plate expands to a sub-lozenge form with a knop at its angle, although it has a worn break running digonally across its centre and so the opposite angle and the base are missing. Decoration consists of two petals from a four petalled flower. These petals are separated by a sepal. Decoration is in moulded relief, and there is a red-brown patina on the …
Created on: Monday 24th August 2015
Last updated: Friday 4th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Muchelney', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-141A7D
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy post-medieval dress fastener with a large circular central plate. This is the eye section of a hook and eye fastener, with a rectangular loop for the eye extended to one side of the plate. The circular plate is slightly convex and moulded in low relief on the front with a central six-petalled flower and a narrow border at the edge. Around the flower are four mouldings in the form of pairs of curled lines that start on the outer border of the circle and curve away form each other as they go towards the centre. There are holes between the pairs, curls and edge and cur…
Created on: Tuesday 24th March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Silverton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1E9A44
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A slightly damaged 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, at its junction with the hook, protruding to each side, and a incomplete 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 flat rectangular hook emerges from the pair of attachment loops at the base. It curves upwards before an old break which has removed the tip. The uppe…
Created on: Monday 18th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Norton Sub Hambdon CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1F5DBB
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A slightly damaged 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, at its junction with the hook, 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 flat rectangular hook emerges from the pair of attachment loops at the base. It curves upwards before an old break which has removed the tip. The upper surface of …
Created on: Wednesday 6th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-41EAF8
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval copper-alloy dress fastener, sub lozengiform. This is the hook section of such fasteners, with its rectangular loop truncated around halfway through the recurve. The central area of the plate has a raised foliate design with a central quartered berry and four leaves in cross formation with four small circular berries in the angles. This design is within a broadly lozengiform line border formed of four lines with scrolled ends; at the middle corners these form a pair of projecting rounded knops at either side. There are two pierced lobes flanking the start of the hook, o…
Created on: Friday 20th June 2014
Last updated: Friday 4th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Halberton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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