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Record ID: NMS-D9EE34
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Romano-British Dress fastener: rectangular sheet clasp with recessed hook at both ends, decoration comprises three incised lines on the back of both hooks and bordering and transverse lines on back of plate and bordering lines containing zig-zag of fine rocker arm on front of plate, 31 x 11mm.
Created on: Friday 19th May 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whissonsett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-329EF6
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Romano british copper alloy dress fastener, 24mm long, 17mm wide and 8mm thick. It is ovoid in shape and has a circular protrusion on top with a groove around the outside. Part of the edge is damaged.
Created on: Friday 5th August 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMS-C4FC91
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman dress fastener, which resembles a button-and-loop fastener, but with an integral disc-headed rivet rather than a loop. It has a damaged oval plate and an angled projecting 'button' at one end. It measures 9 x 21mm and probably dates from the 1st century AD.
Created on: Monday 18th April 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 6th August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Emneth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-72B372
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of Copper alloy looped fastener. Cast toggle of ‘dumb-bell’ form, flattened on reverse where two hollows and a slot between them suggest loss of a separate loop. Abraded overall. This adaptation of a later Iron Age form of toggle to serve as a looped fastener, and its crude moulding, suggest a Romano-British object drawing on native design. Suggested date: 2nd-century. Length: 24.93mm, Max Width: 10.40mm, Max Thickness: 8.82mm. Weight: 11.29mm
Created on: Thursday 15th October 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barton upon Humber', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-559AA4
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
John Creighton writes: Toggle Two squashed spheres, diameter 13mm, connected by a circular-section, diameter 6mm, shaft. MF notes this to be a version of a ‘dumbell button’ fastener. Length: 23mm, Weight: 15.6gms
Created on: Tuesday 1st December 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Old Winteringham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-55ADE1
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
John Creighton writes: Two squashed spheres (Diameter 7mm), connected by a waisted collared moulding. MF notes this to be a ‘dumbell button’ fasterner, though unusually small. Diameter: 3-6mm; Length: 13mm, weight 2.3gms.
Created on: Tuesday 1st December 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Old Winteringham', 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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Record ID: SF4757
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Hooked fastener, probably from clothing, consisting of a long plate with an iron rivet at one end and a broad hook at the other. The plate has relief decoration; the rivet end is rounded and decorated with a relief double rose, with the rivet in the centre. Below this is an asymmetric panel with hard-to-read decoration; the outline of the plate itself is asymmetric, but it does not appear to be broken. Just above the hook is a small panel of relief plant ornament. The hook has lost its tip.
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK NETTLESTEAD', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF5587
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Oval dress-fastener made from copper alloy. It has five D-shaped pierced sewing lugs, two along each long edge and one at one short end. At the other short end is a broken-off hook 8 mm wide which appears to have curved up and out, rather than down and under as they usually do. The plate is decorated with engraved lines and parts of circles, forming a ?plant motif. The surface is corroded but it may originally have had a white-metal coating.
Created on: Friday 11th May 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK FELIXSTOWE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF5799
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Oval catchplate from a dress fastener. At one end of the oval plate is a long rounded pierced lug, with a small projection decorated with a relief scroll at either side forming a kind of fleur-de-lis shape. In the centre of each of the long sides of the oval is a small worn projection which may once have been a fleur-de-lis. At the other short end is a rectangular attachment loop with a small circular sewing loop at either side where it joins the oval. The oval plate itself has relief decoration of two raised borders with a beaded border in between, and within this a curvilinear desig…
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2001
Last updated: Tuesday 15th July 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK SHIMPLING', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF6601
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Possible dress fastener made from copper-alloy wire wound into a knot. One end of the wire is tapered and forms a long projection with a right-angled corner, perhaps once a hook or loop. The other end is formed into a circle and then the end is interlaced around and through this loop. Perhaps early post-medieval.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK GREAT GLEMHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF6610
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver dress fastener with cast plate and applied wire loop. The plate is basically triangular, with a raised edge decorated with slight indentations to resemble beaded wire. In the centre of the triangle is a pellet, and there are six smaller pellets around, one in each corner and one in the centre of each side. Between the pellets, on the base of the plate, are three small circular indentations. At each corner is a trefoil which is formed the same way, with a raised border (this time not decorated), a central pellet and three circular indentations around it. On the reverse are filem…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2001
Last updated: Thursday 19th May 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Ipswich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF1581
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy sword-belt fitting; sub-triangular plate in the form of a plant with central stem and 4 pairs of upward pointing leaves, each inlaid with alternate white and green enamel, pierced attachment lugs at each apex (RH missing); the base of the plate is bent over to form a hook for suspending a strap.
Created on: Thursday 2nd March 2000
Last updated: Friday 3rd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK WENHASTON WITH MELLS HAMLET', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF3982
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Tiny silver catch-piece from a dress fastener. The plate is in the form of a shell, nicely modelled in three dimensions, and at the narrow apex of the shell is a transversely set oval loop. Around the loop there is engraved decoration which may represent stylised foliage. In both of the angles between the shell and the loop is a small circular sewing loop.
Created on: Wednesday 29th November 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK HEMINGSTONE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM4493
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Large, oval, with decoration in blue, white and black enamel, large and wide hook bent forwards.
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2000
Last updated: Wednesday 13th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LINCOLNSHIRE MARSTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-67CED3
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silvered copper alloy dress fastener of 16th century date, which has been made in several pieces. The dress fastener consists of two cast hollow hemi-spherical domes on a sheet metal back plate and a separately cast loop on the reverse. Each dome is decorated with a moulded ring of 'filigree' at the base and with three further 'filigree' circles of equal size on the dome. In the centre of each circle is a smaller circle, each of which has a small boss in the centre. There are three further small circles between the large circles and the edge of each hemi-sphere. There is a further bo…
Created on: Thursday 12th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crewkerne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-7915E4
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval White-metal coated ovoid blunt-hooked dress fastener. The terminal pierced lobe is incomplete. A collar consisting of two transverse grooves between two slight lateral projections lies just above the spring of the hook. 17th-century dress fasteners, made in a variety of shapes, were sued in pairs, one hooked and one with an eye (cf. Read 1995 nos.768-772). Length >39mm, width 30mm.
Created on: Friday 13th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Aylsham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-B8C2B3
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Halton
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Tudor period copper alloy dress fastener comprising triangular back plate cut from a sheet with rounded corners and scalloped edges. Traces of gilding on edge of front of back plate. Separate wire hook attached through the back of the plate, as is a bar attachment. A fragment of a separate decorative plate is attached to the front and is in poor condition.
Created on: Monday 16th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-74A7A0
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval copper alloy hooked tag, 36mm long and 17mm wide. The object is in good condition with a dark green patina and weighs 2.09 grams. The object consists of a protruding rectangular 'loop' which sits above a circular plate. This plate has a border of protruding circular knops which contain a raised cross with a central circular knop. There are four drilled circular holes in each quarter. At the base there is a circular sectioned hook which is C. 15mm long.
Created on: Wednesday 25th January 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 8th April 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-D12EB3
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of one half of a probable sheet copper alloy two-piece dress fastener, probably of seventeenth century date. The fastener would have formerly had three holes for sewing onto cloth, one at the distal end and one on each side. Just one of the side holes survives intact. The end hole has broken off entirely. Because the hook or loop at the proximal end is missing, it is not possible to say which half of the two-piece fastener this object represents. The engraved decoration on the front of the fastener consists of a tall flower with stem and side leaves, and ring and dot decoration ar…
Created on: Thursday 5th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Puddletown area', grid reference and parish protected.


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