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Record ID: NMS-E31A44
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (UNKNOWN)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Post-medieval copper alloy dress fastener or toggle. Elongated domed plate with multiple transverse convex mouldings of varying widths, two rivet holes filled with iron corrosion, hollow on the reverse, with a circular terminal on a recessed neck which would have fitted into a corresponding recessed eye-plate. Similar to an example in Read (2009, 210, no.763), unclassified Type 7. Length 43mm. Maximum width of plate 10mm. Width of toggle-plate 10.5mm. Circa 16th - 17th century.
Created on: Thursday 7th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 7th July 2016
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Record ID: NMS-D017C8
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy dress fastener eye plate. Rectangular 'eye' with raised cabled bar at each short end and loop projecting from the lower edge, cusped and noted plate with two rivet holes filled with iron corrosion and a central decorative circular aperture, terminating in a straight edge with a cabled rib. Length 45mm. Width including loop 22mm. For a similar example see Read (2008, 209, no.755? Circa 16th -17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 6th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th July 2016
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Record ID: NMS-A69F06
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy dress hook. Lozengiform plate with beaded border including three beads forming a trefoil at the corner on either side, around an openwork fleur-de-lis. Integral sharp hook and incomplete trapezoidal loop. Length 30mm. Wodth 21mm. Circa 16th - 17th century. See Read (2008, 107, no.424).
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 27th April 2017
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Record ID: NMS-7F1E1C
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy knife end stop in the form of an animal head, with remains of iron scale tang in slot. Blind-drilled holes pick out the animal's eyes, a transverse groove indicates the mouth and hair on the top of the head is represented by three engraved lines. On the back of the neck are a pair of engraved vertical grooves, with an angled line on each side of the neck. Length (excluding fragment of iron tang) 11mm. Width 8mm. Maximum thickness 14mm. For a similar example see NMS-AB3A65 (Norfolk HER29392).
Created on: Monday 20th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-7AE3B5
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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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: NMS-AB3763
Object type: DRESS PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver dress pin of the bodkin type. Rectangular-sectioned with slightly convex sides, tapering gradually from the pointed upper end to the blunt lower end. At the upper end on both faces a longitudinal groove runs through a circular piercing and rectangular slot before tapering to a point, the pin is otherwise plain. Now bent almost in half. Length (unbent) 92mm. Maximum width 4mm. Maximum thickness 2mm. Weight 3.52g. Circa 17th century.
Created on: Friday 10th June 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-AA0079
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver, gilded cap hook with circular-sectioned S-shaped hook soldered to the reverse, broken next to the edge of the plate and now separate but joining. Discoidal plate with grooves around the edge creating segmented sides and border around a slightly recessed front face which has in low relief ihc within a circular cell at the centre of a rose formed from five inner and five outer petal cells. The cells are keyed and gilded, the raised divisions between the cells, segmented border, sides, reverse and pin were either not gilded or the gilding has worn away. The cells ar…
Created on: Friday 10th June 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-6E189B
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver composite dress hook. Trefoil back-plate cusped around the edge supporting three hemispherical bosses with engraved angled lines either side of a median line to indicate a leaf on the flange between each boss. Each boss has two large filigree wire circles with pellets within and between and at the apex of each dome. A separate silver sexfoil sheet at the centre of the three bosses is secured through the back-plate by a dome-headed butterfly clip. There is a separate rectangular sectioned rectangular loop for attachment and an incomplete hook soldered to the revers…
Created on: Saturday 14th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 28th September 2016
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Record ID: NMS-6D0C5B
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-medieval silver spoon knop of seal top type. From the top down; plain disc, narrow fluted baluster, constriction, tapering fluted baluster, two plain narrow mouldings, short length of hexagonal-sectioned stem before break. The end of the stem is damaged, perhaps partially molten or miscast on one side. Length (excluding surviving stem) 23.5mm. Diameter of disc 15mm. Weight 11.8g. For a very similar example on a complete spoon see Gask (1926, 88 and pl.XIII, no.3). 16th century.
Created on: Saturday 14th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 8th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-A07C7B
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver possible whistle, rattle or handle. Sheet-metal tube open at one end, now broken and distorted, inserted into a separate rounded terminal with a triple moulded collar and terminating in a loop across which it is now broken. There is engraved decoration before the terminal in the form of zigzag lines with multiple closely spaced vertical lines between and crosshatched lozenges between each 'peak'. A separate circular silver plate with an off-centre hole and a scar from possible solder may originally have been attached to the open end. Three links of a copper alloy …
Created on: Wednesday 4th May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-0B22DB
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (UNKNOWN)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver eye-plate from a dress fastener. The flat-sectioned plate is in the form of a large lobe forming the main part of the plate, with a smaller oval lobe with a transverse rectangular slot forming the eye at one end and three small pierced lobes for attachment arranged one on either side and one at the rear. Engraved decoration consists of a single line following the edge around a central stem with four leaves and a trefoil flower. The reverse is engraved AC. Length 28mm. Width 16.5mm. Thickness less than 1mm. Weight 1.68g. For broadly similar objects with simil…
Created on: Wednesday 27th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-75C6B3
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy strap fitting. Semi-circular, broken at one end, slightly hollow-backed, with radiating grooves on the upper face. Two incomplete rectangular-sectioned integral attachment spikes on the reverse. Measuring at least 35mm (44 reconstructed) x 20mm. Circa 17th century. No. 63.
Created on: Wednesday 20th April 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 20th April 2016
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Record ID: NMS-CF4D93
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver cuff-link of Lewis' (2013) Type B. Two sheet discs with a downturned flange around the edge and separate soldered wire loop on the reverse connected by an oval wire loop which is stamped with an indecipherable maker's mark. Both discs decorated alike with a flaming heart pierced by two arrows with four droplets below reserved on a stippled field. One disc is incomplete with the only surviving part of the flange now separate from the disc. Diameter of complete disc 16.5mm. Weight 1.69g. 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 12th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-8288CD
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy buckle. Double-oval frame with narrowed bar with a short projection at either end of each concave side. Pin missing. Measuring 34 x 31mm. Circa 1500 - 1650.
Created on: Tuesday 15th March 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th September 2016
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Record ID: NMS-2DDFC8
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late medieval or early post-medieval gold posy ring. Very shallow D-sectioned band decorated externally with three rows of stamped square cells leaving a grid pattern in low relief. There is no trace of inlay surviving in the cells. Inscribed internally in roman capitals CONTINV x CONSTANT x. A small worn mark at the beginning of the inscription is probably another x. The ring is now bent out of shape and damaged in several places. Both the external decoration and internal inscription have several parallels including LON-DD00A6 and IOW-1C6D62. Width of band 3mm. Now measuring 24 x …
Created on: Friday 11th March 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th February 2017
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Record ID: NMS-EDAEB2
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
SF4. Context 1046. Silver-gilt dress fastener. Length 13mm. Width 8mm. Weight 0.6g. Dress fastener consisting of a single piece of circular sectioned wire formed into a spiral 'figure of eight' which would have been sewn onto a garment, ending in a hook with a rounded end. The hook is applied to an incomplete decorative plate, upon which there is partly visible some filigree work. This type of dress hook is classified as a Read (2008) Class B Type 2, 3 or 4 (unknown which type as plate is incomplete; nos. 597-605). Early post-medieval. Read, B. 2008. Hooked-Clasps & Eye…
Created on: Tuesday 8th March 2016
Last updated: Monday 25th April 2016
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Record ID: NMS-55F880
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-medieval silver button. Solid circular head, convex on the upper face, flat on the reverse with a separate soldered wire loop. No decoration survives but the upper face appears to be heavily worn. Diameter 14mm. Height 8mm. Weight 3.1g. Probably 17th - 18th century.
Created on: Tuesday 1st March 2016
Last updated: Monday 25th April 2016
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Record ID: NMS-EEFD8D
Object type: CLAY PIPE (SMOKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Clay pipe bowl with mark in low relief consisting of three transverse lines connected by a median vertical line.
Created on: Thursday 25th February 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
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Record ID: NMS-236202
Object type: VERVEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver hawking vervel. D-sectioned band, the convex face inwards, engraved externally BILNGFORD IN NOR presumably for Billingford. There is a faint transverse line between the G and E indicating the join in the ring, and the remains of a very worn and now indecipherable mark between the R and B, perhaps a maker's mark. External diameter 11mm. Internal diameter 9mm. Width of band 2.5mm. Weight 0.57g. Circa 17th century. Discussion: Vervels were fixed to the leather jesses on the feet of birds of prey and may have served as points of attachment for the leash. They often oc…
Created on: Friday 22nd January 2016
Last updated: Friday 16th March 2018
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Record ID: NMS-0F6A26
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy buckle. Double looped frame with one loop and pin missing, transverse rib at either end of narrowed bar, sides curving to form pointed projections at either end of the curved outside edge. Measuring (reconstructed) 40 x 28mm. See Whitehead (2003, 71, no.442). 17th - early 18th century.
Created on: Thursday 21st January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 21st January 2016
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