ID confirmed as Read type E clothes fastener (1550-1650)

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ID confirmed as Read type E clothes fastener (1550-1650)

Post by thefiggis » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:09 pm

Taken on a phone camera, so apologies for not being crystal sharp. Also, being but a humble chippie I can't run to 20p so comparison is with a 5p.

The item below was found using a Garrett 400i on jewelry setting. Signal was 76 and was at a depth of around 10cm (4"). Iron was discriminated out, though there is slight rusting in the cross-hatched decoration. The back is plain. At first I thought it might be a watch winder, but cleaning revealed a hole in the base where something else went so it's probably not.

Very many thanks for any help anyone is able to give.

John
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Re: ID please, thing-type thing

Post by Spiker1968 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:41 pm

Tudor clothes fastener ::g

Looking at pic 2 I'm not 100% sure, normally a hook on the end often broken off, yours has a hole :-/

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Re: ID please, thing-type thing

Post by thefiggis » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:25 pm

Thank you for that, Spiker. From the little research I've managed since your kind reply most fasteners do indeed have a hook ... but not all, it seems. Some examples appear to have a hole, maybe to pass a fine pin through.

Considering that when I first wiped some of the crud off I thought it was part of a tag or engine part I'd say this is a result.

Thanks again.
John

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