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    • Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
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    • Primary material: Lead Alloy
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Record ID: SF-3CFB86
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete lead or lead alloy and iron medieval to post-medieval dress hook. It has a circular body and two ajoining circular suspension loops extending from one end. A break and traces of iron corrosion product at the opposite end suggests that an iron hook was attached here originally. The outer face of the circular section is decorated with a raised line around the outer edge and a central raised annulet with three double raised lines radiating outwards from it at regular intervals. It has some similarities with the lead/tin example illustrated by Read (2008, 126, no.517), wh…
Created on: Friday 19th June 2015
Last updated: Friday 26th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hemingstone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF4105
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Catch-piece from a dress fastener made of a silvery metal, probably a lead/tin alloy with a high proportion of tin. The plate is oval, and decorated with three concentric ridges around the edge; the central ridge is beaded. Within the ridges is a complicated and apparently asymmetric relief scrolly ?foliage design. Each of the long sides has a small decorative projecting lug; one of the short sides has a much larger trefoil lug with two pellets and a perforation. The other short side has a rectangular loop in which to engage the matching hook, with a small circular perforated lug on e…
Created on: Wednesday 6th December 2000
Last updated: Monday 23rd June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK PARHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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