Unique ID: SWYOR-6E1F18

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A copper alloy button dating from the late medieval or Post Medieval period, probably the 15th or 16th century. The circular button is domed and decorated with a central pimple, and radiating moulded curved lines forming a spiral effect. There is an integral flat tab on the reverse with an attachment hole through it. A similar button can be seen on page 27 of Bailey's Buttons and Fasteners.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Length: 14.7 mm
Weight: 2.81 g
Diameter: 11 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st July 2010 - Thursday 7th October 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1267

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Post medieval button

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Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire And The Humber
County: North Yorkshire
District: Ryedale
Parish: Malton

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE8075
Four figure Latitude: 54.164579 Four figure longitude: -0.776215
1:25K map: SE8075
1:10K map: SE87NW
WOEID: 26353249
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

References cited

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Created: Monday 31st January 2011
Updated: Tuesday 20th March 2012

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