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    • Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
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Record ID: LANCUM-A79DB1
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Very possibly a middle Saxon or Carolingian copper alloy double-hooked dress fastener dateing from the 8th-early 9th century.. The hooks are conjoined by an integral sub-rectangular sectioned bar that is pierced by a neat, probably drilled, transverse hole, and is decorated with multiple transverse grooves, now rather faint through abrasion. Sometimes identified as shroud hooks, such objects might also have been used as harbicks (havettes or shear-board hooks, implements to fix cloth during the sharing of the nap). See discussion in Hinton Hamwic 1996, 47-8. Examples from Norfolk i…
Created on: Wednesday 21st June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 18th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cockermouth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAKL-C12CB2
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post Medieval dress hook, c.1550-1670, Read Class A Type 10, cast copper alloy, Oval plate with three integrally cast loops, the eye by which the hook was attached to its counterpart is missing. The face of the hook bears an oval panel of foliate decoration, now obscured by corrosion. Around this is a band of small ovals. Length 34.4mm, Width 21.7mm, Thickness 2.2mm, Mass 6.17g.
Created on: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
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Record ID: KENT-48B7D7
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast silver gilt 'looped' portion of a dress fastener, dating c.1500-1650. Description: The item is sub-triangular in shape and is formed from a chubby head with wings or vegetative elements sprouting from the crown of the head. Above the head between the sprouting elements is a large open loop, into which the hook part of the garment fastener would slide. From the lower sides of head are two smaller attachment loops, through which thread would pass to sew the fastener into a garment. These are formed from acanthus or other vegative loops sprouting from the side of the head and l…
Created on: Thursday 11th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
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Record ID: ESS-043FC4
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast silver gilt 'looped' portion of a dress fastener. The item is sub-triangular in shape and is formed of the head and wings of a cherub. Below the wings is a large open loop, into which the hook part of the garment fastener would slide. Above the head are two smaller attachment loops, through which thread would pass to sew the fastener into a garment. In between the these two smaller loops is a small knop on the top of the head. The item appears to have been cast in moulded relief, and the detailing of the eyes nose and mouth and the feathers on the wings of the cherub are s…
Created on: Monday 8th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Overton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-E5C1BD
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Report on Potential Treasure for H M Coroner A silver wire blunt hooked dress fitting from the Sandy Area, Bedfordshire Treasure Number: 2016-T815 Period: Later post medieval - 17th century Date of Discovery: Prior to June 2016 Circumstances whilst metal detecting of discovery: HM Coroner: Mr. Osbourne - Bedfordshire Description: The hook is formed from a length of silver wire which has been bent at the mid-point and folded back upon itself to create the overall shape. The two terminals have been rolled to form neat opposing spirals formed of two turns. The wire is hand drawn …
Created on: Wednesday 12th October 2016
Last updated: Friday 24th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sandy', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: SWYOR-2AAC8D
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver-gilt dress fitting dating from the 16th century. The object may be a mount from a dress fastener rather than a functional clasp or hook. It is a circular disc with four integral projecting loops positioned equally round the edge, perhaps for sewing or attachment to a garment. Two of the loops have broken off and are missing. The dress accessory has applied filigree decoration. The cast plate is decorated with applied twisted wire forming three circles, and decorating the centre of each with three smaller circles in a trefoil. There is also a small filigree circle in each of t…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd March 2016
Last updated: Friday 27th July 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-8B4004
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early post medieval copper alloy 'hook and eye' dress fastener, 34mm long, 27mm wide and 1mm thick with a weight of 4.10grams. The object is oval in form and rectangular in cross section. It has an incomplete rectangular projection at one end, which would have been curved at the end to form a hook. This sits above a slight collar with an incised line below it. There is a small triangular projection with a circular hole at each side, just below this. Opposing the rectangular projection is the remains of a circular attachment loop. Compare number 635 - 637 on page 169 of Read's Hoo…
Created on: Friday 15th January 2016
Last updated: Friday 15th January 2016
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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: SUSS-4280BE
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver dress-fastener of the hook and eye clasp type. This item represents the hook element. The body of the item is a circular back plate. On the font filigree wire is applied around eh border and within this are four rectangular shapes applied with wire which divides the circle into quarters. Within each quarter is a circular applied wire. On the reverse is the eye element o the attachment. It is made of a single silver wire that is bent to create two loops. Looped through is another wire that may have formed a sub-rectangle but is now broken. Soldered onto this is a circu…
Created on: Friday 18th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 25th April 2016
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Record ID: DOR-BAD975
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete silver gilt dress hook with filigree decoration. A trefoil plate with a pinked outer edge. On each lobe is a dome, two of which retain filigree decoration comprising three wire circles set around a small dome-headed pin. At the centre, between the domes, is a separately applied wide-headed pin which is attached with a butterfly fastening visible at the back of the plate. There are traces of solder on the rear of the plate for the attachment of the missing pointed hook. At the top of the rear of the plate is a horizontal offset attachment bar. The surfaces retain traces o…
Created on: Monday 12th October 2015
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wimborne Minster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-2B12B1
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy Post Medieval fastening or button. The fastening has a bullet-shaped double-ended body and a shaft with a figure of eight terminal for attachment.
Created on: Sunday 30th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 2nd November 2015
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Record ID: PUBLIC-5243F3
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A post-medieval copper-alloy dress fastener eye-piece (16-17th century). 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 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 rectangular loop emerges from the pair of attachment loops at the base. The upper surface of the panel is decorated with a moulded human en-face mask, now unclear, with scrolling to each side and a swag below, all within…
Created on: Sunday 26th July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 5th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Blue Bell Hill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-BE8DFB
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver hooked tag. A composite circular tag. Tom Redmayne kindly comments as follows: 'Because of the S-shaped hook on the reverse, I would say that this is a hat-hook rather than a regular hooked tag and, therefore, a Read early post-medieval Class A, Type 1 (Read 2008, pp.191-193; nos. 708-715)'. A circular back plate (of diameter 18.4mm) with its edge punctuated by equidistant holes of diameter 1.4mm with paired radially incised lines between each pair on the display face, and with a curved hook soldered to its back. A second disc (of diameter 15.7mm) with a raised semi-circular se…
Created on: Thursday 25th June 2015
Last updated: Monday 25th April 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alkborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-967FD1
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper alloy toggle of post-medieval date. The toggle consists of a pointed oval body with a circular sectioned shank extending from one side and terminating in a figure of eight loop. The toggle is undecorated. The metal has a dark brown patina and is worn. The toggle is 25.5mm long, 19.3mm wide, 7.8mm thick and weighs 6.8g. This object is one of a group of artefacts which were originally identified by Ralph Jackson and Sally Worrell as cosmetic pestles, dating from the late Iron Age or early Roman period,AD 100 - 200 as seen in SWYOR-E137B1 and DENO-D53724. However,…
Created on: Thursday 11th June 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd November 2015
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Record ID: NMS-E5EBC4
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-medieval silver dress fastener eye plate cast in the form of a fan of feathers with an opposed angled lines with curled ends either side of an arrow at the base of the fan. The feathers are alternately plain and cast with a central rib and angled lines. The plate is pierced twice to form attachment holes, with the third attachment loop projecting from the top of the fan and an oval eye projecting from the base. Read (2008) Class A, Type 7, see 175, no.662 for a hooked example depicting feathers. Length 25mm. Width 15m. Thickness 1.5mm.Weight 1.0g. 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 15th April 2015
Last updated: Monday 21st December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brigstock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-D1DA58
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver gilt decorative element probably from a Post Medieval dress fastener or hat decoration dating from the 16th century. It is circular and convex on the front with a hollow back. It is decorated with a six petelled flower design formed from applied wire with a worn projecting rivet at the centre. The petals could have been cells for enamel or other settings, but are now empty. The circular plate has a double border of rope effect applied wire filigree. There is a C shaped loop of wire on the reverse, now flattened, which would have allowed this element to be attached to a larger…
Created on: Tuesday 14th April 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 13th October 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMS-7B0FBE
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver dress fastener eye plate of Read (2008) Class B. Crescent-shaped plate decorated with filigree, consisting of a twisted wire border around an abstract design, probably two flowers with long stamens in a pot. There are very slight traces of possible inlay in at least one of the twisted wire cells forming the design. A single piece of wire is bent to form two attachment loops and the eye and soldered to the reverse. Slight traces of gilding survive. Length 16mm Width 13mm. Weight 0.6g. Broadly similar to NMS-D26CB2 (Wendling, Norfolk, HER42701), LVPL-859AC5 and KENT-3F6696. 1500 …
Created on: Friday 10th April 2015
Last updated: Monday 21st December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mundham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-A9F77D
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete silver dress fastener or 'hooked tag', dating to the Early medieval (Anglo-Saxon) period. The fastener has a tear shaped plate and projecting hook from the point of the tear. There are two unevenly aligned punched holes for attachment near the top of the plate. There is no decoration on either side of the plate although there are several scratches, probably caused both pre-and-post deposition. This style of dress fastener can be categorised as Read's (2008) early medieval Class E Type 1, dating from c. 750-1000 AD. Similar objects recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme…
Created on: Thursday 19th March 2015
Last updated: Thursday 9th April 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-DBA47D
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast silver-gilt dress fitting dating from the 16th century. It is the eye piece from a hook and eye fitting and has applied filigree decoration. The fitting is sub-triangular in plan with a large wire loop projecting from the straight base. This loop is soldered on to the reverse. The two remaining edges of the triangle are lobed because the rest of the plate is a trefoil of three circular elements. There is a cast knop at the apex and two lower corners, and integrally cast projecting attachment loops in the centre of each side. The cast plate is decorated with applied twisted wire…
Created on: Wednesday 25th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 20th April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tadcaster', grid reference and parish protected.


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