Buckles & Clasps - Silver

DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Unique ID:
KENT-AFC4EF
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 Chronology
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Height: 19 mm
Width: 9 mm
Weight: 1.46 g
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Ashford (District) 
Parish or ward: Stone-cum-Ebony (Civil Parish) 
 Description

An early Post-Medieval (c. AD 1500-1600) silver gilt dress hook of Read's Class D, Type 1 (rectangular) (Read 2008, 59). The body and hook survive, but the attachment loop is missing. The body is rectangular with seven projecting knops on the corners, sides and attachment end, and a fleur-like moulding at the junction with the hook. At the centre of the body, three worn annulets surmounted by a recessed heart. A very similar example can be seen on the database: KENT-442B16.

Class: Read's Class D, Type 1 (rectangular)

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded
 Personal details
Recorded by: Miss Jennifer Jackson
Identified by: Miss Jennifer Jackson
 Treasure details
Treasure case tracking number:  

2015T436

 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 14th December 2014
 Site
MHF Club Dig - Arable

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 19-20th Century 40mm x 20mm Belt Link Silver London
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4.0g . . Pasture 1

A silver panel link from a lady's belt. It is rectangular with repoussé decoration and an openwork border.


Buckles & Clasps

BUCKLE
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-B50137
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 Chronology
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1400
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Length: 22 mm
Width: 16 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 2.15 g
 Spatial data
Region: London (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority) 
District: Bexley (London Borough) 
Parish or ward: St. Mary's (London Borough Ward)
 Description

A medieval copper alloy stirrup-shaped buckle frame, 22mm long, 16mm wide and 4mm thick with a weight of 2.15g. The buckle is a single loop, D-shaped buckle with decorative knop extending from the curved edge. The knop has a single narrow collar. The bar is recessed and the pin is missing. Similar buckles are illustrated in the Meols report (Griffiths et al. 2007, 94, no.622), Whitehead (1996, 21 no. 85) and a number are known on the PAS: DENO-08D511, YORYM-123872, DENO-74EB0D and PUBLIC-B50137 to name but a few..

Class: Cassels type 1.5C

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Friday 28th July 2017
 Site
Pasture 1a

DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-689767
Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
 Chronology
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Height: 22 mm
Width: 44 mm
Thickness: 2.15 mm
Weight: 6.67 g
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Tonbridge and Malling (District) 
Parish or ward: Wrotham (Civil Parish) 
 Description

An incomplete post-Medieval copper-alloy hooked dress fastener (c. 1500-1700 AD). Read Class A, Type 1 or 2 (hooked clasp). This is one of two similar objects that would have been used together to join straps or clothing. The other object would have terminated with an attachment loop rather than a hook. The main body of this clasp is lozengiform with a pierced hole at one end and a hook at the opposite end. There are two similar holes at the hook end. At the centre of the front, within an oval border there is a possible floriate design. The rear face is plain.

Class: Hooked clasp

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 13th March 2016
 Site
Pasture 4

DRESS HOOK
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-A93AB3
Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
 Chronology
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Length: 32 mm
Width: 18 mm
Thickness: 2.75 mm
Weight: 2.81 g
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Tonbridge and Malling (District) 
Parish or ward: Wateringbury (Civil Parish) 
 Description

An incomplete copper alloy single sharp hooked clasp (dress hook), of Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1500 to AD 1600). Around 95% of the hooked clasp is present, with just the hook incomplete. The hooked clasp consists of a sub rectangular attachment loop, a circular openwork central plate, with a solid centre, and four circular holes, and a single sharp hook (now incomplete). The back is undecorated. It measures 32 mm in length, 18 mm wide and 2.75 mm thick. It weighs 2.81 grams. The hooked clasp is a light green colour, with an even surface patina. A comparative example have been published as #384 in Read, 2008 (p101) , classified as Early Post Medieval Class E single sharp hooked clasps, Type 3. Read (2008, 87), mentions that all Class E clasps recovered by the Thames Mudlarks have been from secure c. AD 1500 to c. AD 1550 deposits, suggesting a 16th Century date.

Class: single sharp hooked clasp
Sub class: Read Early Post Medieval, Class E, Type 3

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 15th March 2017
 Site
Pasture 5

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No Unknown 18mm x 10mm Buckle Copper Alloy Kent
Information MHF Club Dig . . 16/09/2012 .

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No Unknown 45mm x 15mm Buckle Pewter Alloy Kent
Information

 MHF Club Dig

7.00g . 03/08/2014 Arable

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 18-19th Century 16mm x 13mm Clog Clasp Copper Alloy Kent
Information

MHF Club Dig

. Silvered Points 15/11/2015 Arable - Stubble

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 19th Century 36mm x 16mm Belt Hook Copper Alloy London
Information

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A fully three-dimensional S-shaped belt-hook in the form of two snake-like creatures joined midway along their bodies, and with a head at each end. At the ’joint’, there is a decorative moulded band with leaves projecting from each side


Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 19th Century 40mm x 15mm Belt Hook Copper Alloy Kent
Information

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. . . Woods

A fully three-dimensional S-shaped belt hook in the form of a snake. It has diamond-shaped scales on the upper body, and straight transverse scales on the underside. Note - A very similar S-shaped hook attached to a crotal bell is recorded as UKDFD 9771


Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 19-20th Century 43mm x 21mm Belt Hook Copper Alloy Kent
Information

MHF Club Dig

. Cricket Theme 26/06/2016 Pasture

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No c.1883-1926 52mm x 46mm Belt Clasp Copper Alloy London
Information

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The male element of a two-part belt clasp of the Boys' Brigade. The decoration consists of a fouled anchor bearing the brigade motto "SURE & STEDFAST" flanked by the initials BB. The Boys' Brigade was founded 4th October 1883 in Glasgow by Sir William Alexander Smith. The motto, "Sure & Stedfast" is taken from Hebrews 6:19, King James version of the bible, "Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast" and retains the old spelling of the latter word.


Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 19-20th Century 42mm Dia. Clasp Copper Alloy London
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. . 15/07/2011 Pasture 1

One element of a two-part belt or cloak clasp depicting the green man. The back has evidence of one attachment point, most likely a wire strap bar.

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