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Tudor Decorations May Have Survived Lost Hat

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tudor Thames 1 LONDON, ENGLAND—Tiny decorative objects recovered from the same area on the banks of the Thames River by eight different metal detectorists may have all come from the same Tudor-era hat or garment, according to archaeologist Kate Sumnall of the Museum of London. The early sixteenth-century artifacts are made from gold, enamel, and glass, and may have adorned furs or velvets. “These artifacts have been reported to me one at a time over the last couple of years. Individually they are all wonderful finds but as a group they are even more important. To find them from just one area suggests a lost ornate hat or other item of clothing. The fabric has not survived and all that remains are these gold decorative elements that hint at the fashion of the time,” she told The Guardian. To read more about London-based archaeology, go to "Haunt of the Resurrection Men."

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