Early Medieval Saxon period silver hook fastener

Early Medieval Saxon period silver hook fastener

Code: 11030

£185.00 Approx $252.73, €207.87

This is an interesting and complete set of Saxon period clothing fasteners, dating to the 9th - 10th century A.D. These were excavated together and are clearly associated, one has a hook and the other an eyelet. Each fastener bears two retaining loops to enable them to be sewn onto clothing or attached to a necklace chain. The also retain the original split pins riveted in place, these would have held jet, coral or amber beads (now missing). A nice original set, seldom found together! Similar Saxon hook fasteners have been recorded HAMP-EAFFEF,  KENT-076AE5, BUC-0A7E39 see also Read, B. 2008. Hooked-Clasps and Eyes. Langport: Portcullis Publishing for further discussion of type.

OBJECT: Hook tag / clothing fastener

CULTURE: Scandinavian

DATE: c. 9th - 10th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver-gilt

SIZE:  22mm x 22mm x 2mm or 15mm tall with pin

WEIGHT:  6.86 grams (total)

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection