Tudor dress hook offered to Nantwich Museum

A Tudor cast silver-gilt dress hook has been offered to Nantwich Museum.

The item was found by a metal detector fan at Baddiley, just a few miles from Nantwich.

The brooch was declared treasure when it was found and has been offered to Nantwich as the nearest accredited museum to the find site.

The dress hook, which measures 30mm, weighs 7.9g and contains more than 10% precious metal, is regarded as an excellent example of its type.

Tudor dress hook offered to Nantwich Museum

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Detecting pair find rare metal dress fastener

A pair of metal detectorists have dug up another treasure from the Derbyshire landscape.

Tim Corser and his friend, Peter Jones, of Hulland Ward, were out in the Derbyshire Dales when they found the small silver dress fastener.

Mr Corser, 66, of Coronation Road, Stanley Village, said: “We didn’t really think we would find much, just odds and sods like Georgian coins.

“It is very small and the workmanship on it is amazing. How they managed to do it without the magnifying glasses and modern tools that we have is incredible.”

Detecting pair find rare metal dress fastener