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Clothing and dress fasteners

Hook fasteners seemed to have disappeared from about the time of the Norman Conquest. However they resurfaced in the 15thC and reached their height to popularity in the 16thC. The hook and eye design has continued right up to present day.

 

Stunning find - Celtic dragon headed toggle clothing fastener - 42.55mm L x 36.99mm H 27.37g

Stunning 16thC Tudor clothing fastener - gold on silver reported to museum as treasure

 

C 10thC Saxon clothing fastener - single rivet fixing
Early Medieval clothing fastener
17thC silver clothing fastner - raise heart design - reported as treasure to museum
16thC hooked clothing fastener - gilded

Stunning 1stC AD Celtic enameled clothing fastener

Missing part of the Stunning 1stC BC to 1stC AD Iron Age Celtic enameled clothing fastener found last week

C1300 Medieval blue and gold enameled pendant with suspension loop 3.59g, 24.41mm L 13.06mm W x 3.16mm T
A beautiful 16thC Tudor rectangular headed fastener with a raised central box section . Complete and undamaged with much of the original gilding 2.24g, 25.02mm L
Late Medieval enameled clothes fastener clasp
Male and female sides of a complete 17thC clothing fastener - sewn to the garment by the 3 holes.
Dress toggle - 1st/2nd century AD- Romano British a variant 29 Hattatt.
17thC bronze clothes fastener clasp
16thC Tudor bronze clothes fastener with openwork design and face
Mid 1700's silver decorated cloak hook
16thC Tudor clothing fastener
17thC clothing fastener
Late Saxon clothing hanger fragment
17thC bronze clothes fastener clasp
17thC bronze clothes fastener clasp

 

8th Saxon hanger with a face moulding
16thC copper alloy clothing fastener
17thC copper alloy clothing fastener
17thC copper alloy hook fastener

Superb detailed tiny Medieval fastener with figure kneeling and praying

ID'd as book clasp

1.42g,26.7mm Lx 7.62mm W

Tudor bronze clothes fastener
16thC clothing fastener
Very interesting clothing fastener with a 'face' design'. Generally this style is 17thC but this looks possibly late Medieval

Figure of a man in 16thC dress with hook on back for bookmark or clothes fastener ??

'Late medieval belt-clasp or belt-hanger, South German production. '

 

16thC bronze clothes fastener clasp
17thC bronze clothes fastener clasp
17thC bronze clothes fastener clasp
17thC bronze clothes fastener clasp
16thC bronze clothes fastener clasp
16thC copper alloy clothes fastener clasp
16th/17th copper alloy clothes fastener clasp
Saxon period hanger - skull and crossed arms
17thC clothing fastener

17thC clothing fastener

17thC clothing fastener
16thC Tudor clothing fastener
16th/17thC clothing fastener
16thC Tudor clothing fastener
16th/17thC clothing fastener
16th/17thC clothing fastener
16thC Tudor clohting fastener
16thC clothing fastener
16thC Tudor period clothing fastener
17thC clothing fastener
17thC decorated clothing fastener
17th/18th C Clothing fastener
17thC Clothing fastener
17thC clothing fastener
16thC Tudor clothing fastener
16thC Tudor clothing fastener

17thC clothing fastener.

16thC Tudor clothing fastener

17thC clothing fastener

16thC Tudor clothing fastener
17thC clothing fastener
16thC Tudor clothing fastener
16thC Tudor clothing fastener
17thC clothing fastener
16thC bronze clothing fastener
17thC bronze clothes fastener clasp
17thC bronze clothes fastener clasp
17thC clothing fastener
16th/ 17thC clothing fastener with Tudor rose design
Excellent
16thC openwork clothing fastener
17thC decorated clothing fastener
Excellent
16thC openwork clothing fastener

17thC clothing fastener
17thC clothing fastener
Stunning 16thC Tudor clothing fastener with serpents head - first one of that type found here
Interesting gilded and decorated clothing fastener and not one in the reference books, Probably Tudor but needs to be looked at by the museum as it could be earlier.
Interesting bronze fastener - not checked ref books yet
16thC Tudor clothing fastener
17thC clothing fastener
Very interesting 16th/17th C clothing fastener
17thC silver gilded hook fastener with 2 rivet fixings
17thC clothing toggle fastener
16thC Tudor hooked clothing fastener
16thC clothing fastener
17thC clothing fastener
16thC Tudor clothing fastener
16thC Tudor gilded silver fastener fragment - reported as treasure to museum
17thC clothing fastener
17thC clothing fastener
17thC clothing fastener with 3 integral lugs
17thC clothing fastener

16thC Tudor gilt on silver clothing fastener - reported as treasure to museum

14.55mm, 1.56g

17thC clothng fastener

16thC Tudor clothing fastener with religious inscription

 

IHS: dating from the 8th c., this is an abbreviation for "IHESUS," the way Christ's Name was spelled in the Middle Ages (despite popular belief, the monogram stands neither for "Iesus Hominum Salvator" --"Jesus Saviour of Men" -- nor for "In His Service.") Popularized by St. Bernardine of Siena, the monogram was later used by St. Ignatius of Loyola as a symbol for the Jesuit Order.

The IHS monogram is an abbreviation or shortening of Jesus' name in Greek to the first three letters. Thus ΙΗΣΟΥΣ, ιησυς (iēsus, "Jesus"), is shortened to ΙΗΣ (iota-eta-sigma), sometimes transliterated into Latin or English characters as IHS or ΙΗC.

The symbol is said to appear rarely in the catacombs, only in the catacomb of Priscilla and the atrium of the Capella Gr�ca (Greek Chapel).1 It was popularized in the fifteenth century, however, by Franciscan disciple Bernadine of Sienna as a symbol of peace. In 1541 St. Ignatius Loyola adopted the symbol with three nails below and surrounded by the sun as the seal of the Jesuit order.

Contrary to some authors, the monogram originally stood for neither for Iesus Hominum Salvator ("Jesus Savior of Men") nor for "In His Service." Some attribute its origin to Constantine's vision, where he saw a cross with the inscription "In hoc signo vinces" ("in this sign you shall conquer,"2 which is abbreviated, according to them, as IHS. However, this seems to require a stretch, as do claims that it is really a pagan symbol. The simplest explanation, as an abbreviation of Jesus' name, is best.

 

16thC Tudor clothing fastener
17thC decorated clothing fastener
17thC clothing fastener
Roman hooked clothing fastener
17thC decorated clothing fastener
17thC decorated clothing fastener
16thC Tudor clothing fastener 16thC Tudor clothing fastener 17thC clothing fastener
17thC clothing fastener 17thC clothing fastener 16thC Tudor clothing fastener
17thC clothing fastener 17thC clothing fastener 17thC clothing fastener

Medieval gilded silver dress fitting 1.82g, 17.35 mm

Similar Ref Treasure Case No: 2019 T520 - Medieval silver dress fitting Colchester area of Essex

16thC Tudor clothing fastener

16thC Tudor clothing fastener 16thC Tudor clothing fastener Georgian gilded hooked clasp

Staggeringly rare finds - c8thC Saxon solid silver hooked fastener used on their leg bindings

Reported as treasure to museum

 

Stunning 16thC Tudor hooked fastener - gold on silver reported to museum as treasure
17thC clothing fastener 16thC Tudor clothing fastener 16thC Tudor clothing fastener
8th century AD. Hooked tags were used to fasten a variety of openings on Anglo-Saxon costume, including leg-bindings, purses and cuffs. - circule decoration 16thC Tudor clothing fastener
16thC Tudor hooked fastener 17thC clothing fastener
17thC clothing fastener 17thC clothing fastener 17thC clothing fastener
16thC Tudor clothing fastener 17thC clothing fastener 17thC clothing fastener 17thC clothing fastener
16thC Tudor clothing fastener 17thC clothing fastener 16thC Tudor clothing fastener Medieval clothing fastener
16thC Tudor clothing fastener

16thC Tudor gilded silver pendant - reported to museum as treasure

2.03, 19.17 mm H

16thC Tudor clothing fastener 17thC clothing fastener 16thC Tudor clothing fastener
Medieval hooked mount 16thC Tudor clothing fastener 16thC Tudor clothing fastener
16thC Tudor clothing fastener 17thC clothing fastener 16thC Tudor clothing fastener
16thC Tudor clothing fastener 16thC Tudor clothing fastener 17thC clothing toggle fastener
2 - 16thC Tudor clothing fasteners 17thC clothing fastener 17thC clothing fastener
16thC Tudor rose clothing fastener 16thC Tudor clothing fastener
17thC clothing fastener 16thC Tudor clothing fastener 16thC Tudor clothing fastener
16thC Tudor silver dress fastener - aquired by museum 16thC Tudor clothing fastener 17thC clothing fastener
16thC Tudor clothing fastener 17thC clothing fastener 17thC clothing fastener
17thC clothing fastener 16thC Tudor clothing fastener 16thC Tudor clothing fastener
 
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