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Pair of copper-alloy S-shaped hooks

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posted on 26.10.2021, 19:45 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Pair of bronze S-shaped hooks, lengths 2.5cm and 2.2cm. Both made of round-sectioned bronze wire with tapering ends bent into a broad S-shape, with ends bent back to equal length. In middle decorated with three transverse grooves. One damaged.S-shaped hooks in Finglesham Grave 20 (Kent) have been intepreted as garter fittings ( Hawkes & Grainger 2006). – B.B.

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Grave ID

Kingston Down Grave 121

Object ID

M6167

Catalogue Number

M 6167

Material

copper alloy (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; bronze) (Antiquarian Material; brass)

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other miscellaneous, shoe (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; hooks) (Antiquarian Keyword; wire)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

misc

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