Record Details

NHER Number:39692
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Post medieval dress fastener

Summary

Metal detecting recovered a gold fitting with a glass inlay which was probably part of a 16th century dress fastener. Similar objects can be seen in 16th English painted portraits but no other examples are known to have been reported as Treasure or in public collections.

Images

  • A gold and glass dress fastener dating from the 16th century  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TF 78 23
Map Sheet:TF72SE
Parish:LITTLE MASSINGHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Before 31 March 2003. Metal detecting.
Gold fitting with glass inlay (weighing 0.79g), probably part of a 16th century dress fastener. Submitted for consideration as Treasure. Further details of identification to follow from British Museum.
See (S1) and (S2) in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 6 May 2003.

24 November 2003.
Post medieval dress fastener disclaimed as Treasure.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 29 November 2003.

Similar objects can be seen in 16th English painted portraits but no other examples have been reported as treasure or are in public collections.
Information from (S2).
M. Dennis (NLA), 5 April 2006.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DRESS FASTENER (DRESS) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Thornton, D.. 2003. Treasure Report. Post medieval dress fitting from Little Massingham, Norfolk..

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