Anglo-Saxon dress hook

Photo: David Lange CC By SA2.0
Object type: Dress Hook
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 02/09/2021
Location: Lewes, East Sussex


An double sharp-hooked dress hook (sometimes called a shroud hook), dating to the 8th to early 9th century AD. It has a drilled hole, which may have been used for suspending a chain or a cord