Dress hook

This Saxon dress hook is one of several discovered during excavations in Exeter, and they are quite common finds across Britain. The three pierced holes allowed the hook to be stitched to clothing, but it is uncertain exactly how they were used.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Common Name
dress hook
Simple Name
Full Name
hooked fastener, ?dress hook
whole length 19 mm; whole W 13 mm; whole H 3 mm
Period Classification
Anglo-Saxon (400-1066)
Family Group

copper alloy
Collector / Excavator
Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit
Collection Site Name
Goldsmith Street
Collection Town
Collection County
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent

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