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Record ID: SWYOR-9B0F1F
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
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An incomplete, copper alloy hooked tag, Read class E, type 3, dating from the early post-medieval period, AD 1500 - 1650. It has a circular, openwork body with a raised rim and an outer border of pellets. The body has a moulding consisting of a plain cross with a central pellet. There are circular perforations in each of the quarters of the cross. At the upper end of the body is a rectangular attachment loop. Both attachment loop and perforations are only partially completed, some metal remaining in place. At the lower end is a narrow, D section curved hook; this hook is now bent and …
Created on: Tuesday 9th August 2016
Last updated: Friday 12th August 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-9AE2B0
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete, copper alloy hooked tag, Read class E, type 3, dating from the early post-medieval period, AD 1500 - 1650. The body has a central lozenge shaped moulding with a central smaller lozenge, frequently interpreted as a pineapple, thistle or pinecone. There are four openwork circular perforations on each side. At the upper end of the body is a trapezoidal attachment loop and at the base there is a narrow, transverse collar above a narrow, D section, curved hook, now slightly bent. The reverse of the tag is plain and unmarked. It has a rough, dark green patina. It is 40.7mm long,…
Created on: Tuesday 9th August 2016
Last updated: Friday 12th August 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-9A7418
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
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A complete, copper alloy hooked tag, Read class E, type 3, dating from the early post-medieval period, AD 1500 - 1650. It has a circular, openwork body with a raised rim and an outer border of pellets. The body has a moulding consisting of a plain cross with a central pellet. There are four circular perforations in each of the quarters of the cross; those in the bottom right quarter have broken through the cross. At the upper end of the body is a rectangular attachment loop. At the lower end is a narrow, D section curved hook. The hook has been broken and repaired with glue post recov…
Created on: Tuesday 9th August 2016
Last updated: Friday 12th August 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-9A367C
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete, copper alloy hooked tag, Read class E, type 3, dating from the early post-medieval period, AD 1500 - 1650. It has a moulded, openwork, sub-circular body of six spokes forming a wheel like design. There is an oval perforation between each pair of spokes. At the top of the body is a deep, V shaped notch, forming part of the lower edge of a sub-rectangular attachment loop. At the base there is a narrow, transverse collar above a narrow, D section, curved hook. The reverse of the tag is plain and unmarked. It has a dark brown patina. It is 26mm long, 13.8mm wide and 6.8mm thic…
Created on: Tuesday 9th August 2016
Last updated: Friday 12th August 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-99CC55
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, copper alloy hooked tag, Read class E, type 3, dating from the early post-medieval period, AD 1500 - 1650. The body has a central lozenge shaped moulding with openwork loops to top right and left and a single large pellet to bottom left and right. At the base there are two smaller pellets above a narrow, transverse collar and a narrow, D section, curved hook. At the upper end of the body is a trapezoidal attachment loop. The reverse of the tag is plain and unmarked. It has a smooth, dark brown patina. It is 29.8mm long, 16.4mm wide and 5.4mm thick. It weighs 1.91gm. Sim…
Created on: Tuesday 9th August 2016
Last updated: Friday 12th August 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-99807E
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, copper alloy dress hook, Read class E, type 3, dating from the early post-medieval period, AD 1500 - 1650. It has a circular, openwork body with a raised rim and an outer border of pellets. The body has a moulding consisting of a plain cross with a central pellet. There is a single, circular perforation in each of the quarters. At the upper end of the body is a rectangular attachment loop and at the lower end a narrow, D section curved hook. The reverse of the tag is plain and unmarked. It has a rough, dark green patina. It is 32.9mm long, 15.3mm wide and 4.9mm thick. It w…
Created on: Tuesday 9th August 2016
Last updated: Friday 12th August 2016
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Record ID: HAMP-493045
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A copper alloy and enamel early post-medieval (1650-1700) dress hook 'eye section' of Read's Class A, Type 2. The hook consists of an ovoid plate (decorated with moulded-relief and champlev√© enamel), a rectangular loop at one end (beyond the ribbed collar) and three attachment knops (two just below to either side and one opposite the rectangular loop). The decoration is in the form of two pairs of sub-ovals, one pair slightly larger (at the centre) than the other (beneath the rectangular loop). Each oval has a central raised copper alloy area while the cell around is filled with b…
Created on: Friday 5th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Record ID: SWYOR-735AED
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, cast copper alloy dress fastener of early post-medieval date, AD 1500 - 1700, Read class A, type 7. It has a sub-oval body tapering at one end. It is ot clear whether it is a hook piece or a catch piece as the fitting has broken off. There are the remains of three integral attachment loops, one on each side of the fitting and one in the centre of the opposite end, all now also broken. The underside of the body is concave. The upper side is convex and decorated with radiating grooves to resemble a scallop shell. The tag has a light brown patina. It is 26.6mm long, 18.4mm…
Created on: Tuesday 26th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 28th July 2016
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Record ID: SF-8BEB2B
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy hooked tag of Early-Medieval date. It is missing the integral hook due to old breaks, as well as the central decorative element on the front face, but is otherwise complete. The object is flat, oval shaped in form with two semi-circular sewing lugs each with central circular apertures extending from the top of the plate. At the base the plate narrowsto a transverse collar from whcih originaly extended the now missing hook. The front face of the plate has decoration comprising a border of punched dots that outline the plate and each of the sewing holes. At th…
Created on: Friday 15th July 2016
Last updated: Friday 26th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wetheringsett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-628D0B
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy dress fastener. The upper face of the fastener consists of a central oval panel decorated at the centre with a lion's head that appears to have ears and mane. On either side of the head are foliate scrolls which are connected by drapery under the chin. This pattern falls within two oval concentric borders with a row of pellets in between, that gives it the appearance of a cameo‚Äč. There is one complete circular loop, 2 mm in diameter, and one incomplete one either side of where a rectangular eye would have existed. The two broken edges of the eye remain to show that…
Created on: Wednesday 13th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 14th July 2016
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Record ID: DEV-F703D5
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post medieval copper alloy openwork dress fastener dating to the period c. AD 1600 - 1700. The dress fastener comprises a circular moulded openwork plate with seven pellets at the centre, forming a sexfoil flower. This is surrounded by a band of eight circular perforations, three of which have worn through. This is in turn surrounded by a moulded border of alternating pellets and transverse bands. There are three rounded attachment knops positioned around the circumference. A rectangular hook projects from the bottom of the palte and terminates in an old break. Similar e…
Created on: Friday 8th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Loddiswell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-E5D36D
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy blunt-hooked clasp, Class A, Type 8 dating to the early post-medieval period. This is the hooked section. The object has an oval panel decorated with floral or foliate design with a beaded border. At one end is a flattened hook which is now broken. Either side of this hook are two rounded attachment loops. At the other end there would originally have been a third attachment loop, this is now missing. On each side is a small ornamental lug or knop. The reverse of the object is plain. Reed (2008, 175) illustrates a very similar example No. 663 which he suggests would h…
Created on: Thursday 7th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 2nd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lound', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-E352C9
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy 'female' tag from a pair hooked tags. The tag has a sub-lozenge plate with scrollwork edges and a large rectangular loop at one end. At either side of the rectangular loop are two pierced lugs with a third at the rear for attachment. The centre of the plate is decorated with a foliate design of an eight petalled flower. This artefact dates to the 16th century.
Created on: Thursday 7th July 2016
Last updated: Friday 4th January 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-BADEFA
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy post medieval dress fastener with a hook and three projecting attachment lugs, dating from the 16th-17th century. The fastener is decorated with a cast octafoil within a scrolling frame. It is similar to Read no. 681-685. A matching hooked fastener was recorded as SUR-7627D3.
Created on: Tuesday 5th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 14th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Yealand', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-A6A9A3
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy dress fastener, the hook piece, of Post-Medieval date, Read class A type 2, dating from AD 1550 - 1700. It has a flat, oval body, squared off at one end, with three fastening loops on the outer edge, one at the point of the oval and one in the centre of each side. Each fastening loop is pierced with a circular perforation and has a small, rounded knop on the outer edge. In the centre of the squared end is an integral, projecting blunt hook, the end of which has broken away and is missing. One face of the fastener is decorated with a punched design of a three petall…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Last updated: Monday 27th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-7F905C
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper alloy mount, flat and square or lozengiform, with solder on the reverse. One corner is missing. The front is engraved with a lattice of oblique lines partly within a frame, and there are seven to nine V-shaped notches in each side. Probably part of a Read 2008 early post-medieval Class D, Type 3 single sharp-hooked clasp. Cf. NMS-8BBC52. 18.5 x 17.7mm. Thickness 1mm. 16th century.
Created on: Monday 20th June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd May 2017
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Record ID: NMS-7AE3B5
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval, silver, gilded dress fastener. Openwork plate consisting of four circular apertures around a central heart with scrolls to either side, a narrow transverse rib forming a straight edge above the heart and two pierced circular attachment lugs projecting from the lower edge below the heart. In the centre of the upper straight side is a broken, ungilded scar where a missing element, probably a pierced lug forming the eye, has broken off. Gilding on the reverse survives only within the stamped maker's mark, R. Post-medieval eye plates are less commonly found than the dress h…
Created on: Monday 20th June 2016
Last updated: Sunday 18th December 2016
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Record ID: SUR-6E19E3
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval copper-alloy oval dress fastener with three projecting attachment loops, two of which are broken, and a broken rectangular loop. The fastener is stamped with foliate decoration and circles and has a white metal coating. Cf. Read 639-644.
Created on: Sunday 19th June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 1st September 2016
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Record ID: FAKL-129C23
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post Medieval dress hook of Read's Class A Type 2. Cast copper alloy both faces tinned, The plate is oval with three loops each surmounted by a small finial. On the face of the plate is an expanding, splayed plant motif, surrounded by stamped rings. The hook is missing. Length 32.3mm, Width 29.2mm, Thickness 1.8mm, Mass 5.26g.
Created on: Wednesday 15th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 18th February 2019
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Record ID: SUR-0295FA
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval copper-alloy openwork dress fastener with a diamond-shaped central field with framing scrolls. Read no. 398.
Created on: Tuesday 14th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 8th August 2016
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