POST MEDIEVAL DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)

A postmedieval copper alloy hooked clasp or eye fastener of 17th century date. The front face is convex with a moulded relief scallop shell design. There are the remains of three integral attachment loops; one (still intact) at the top of the shell, the other two (now broken) are placed at each side of the shell. There are the remains of a rectangular attachment loop at the bottom of the fastener …