BUTTON

Unique ID: SF-FC1717

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

A cast copper-alloy button of Post-Medieval date. It has a circular head that is dome-shaped in form with an integrally cast circular sewing loopat the centre of the back face. The front face of the button has moulded decoration comprising a female head/bust with long hair facing left, the field filled with punched annulets. The entire object has a dark green patina and measures 11.48mm in diameter, 3.29mm in thickness (at head), 11mm in height, and weighs 2.05g. This button is of Post-Medieval date, probably c.16th-17th century AD in date if not a little later.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Height: 11 mm
Thickness: 3.29 mm
Weight: 2.05 g
Diameter: 11.48 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: BRH 016

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: Eastern
County: Suffolk
District: Mid Suffolk
To be known as: Barham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: Friday 27th May 2011
Updated: Friday 9th September 2011

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