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    • Object type: button
    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: CORN-B7BD88
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Silvered stamped copper alloy domed button, round in plan and semi-circular in section, with a separate soldered wire attachment loop. The upper face of the button has a laminated silver layer that contains the beaded borders around multiple hexagonal shapes that encompass cross crosslets within. The silver layer is missing in one area of the face where the copper alloy corrosion product has spread. The back of the button is also corroded and is plain with no backmark. Bailey (2004) illustrates a similar silvered domed button with triangular shapes and beaded borders on page 71, Fig…
Created on: Thursday 9th May 2013
Last updated: Sunday 12th May 2013
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Record ID: NLM-A65337
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy tinned Button. Cast concavo-convex button with integrally cast and drilled loop, with remains of a possibly cabled knot-work and floral design on the front retaining extensive traces of white metal plating. Chipped at one edge. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1650-1700. Diameter: 25.2mm, Thickness (clear of loop): 1.5mm, Weight: 3.86gms.
Created on: Wednesday 8th May 2013
Last updated: Friday 24th May 2013
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Record ID: LON-A4A818
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A Post Medieval lead alloy object, possibly a piece of shot or an incomplete button, probably dating 17th - 18th century. This object is spherical and constructed from solid lead alloy with an integral disc projection with a small circular dent in the centre of each surface. These two dents align with each other. It is unclear whether this is a piece of shot with a casting sprue or a button which an incomplete drilled shank, or whether it might be a piece of shot in the process of being modified to be used as a button. Dimensions: length: 19.86mm; diameter: 13.45mm; weight:14.73g.
Created on: Wednesday 8th May 2013
Last updated: Monday 13th May 2013
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Record ID: NLM-8FE332
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead Alloy Button. Cast flat discoid button with an integrally cast loop. The front bears a Greek cross with three pellets along each arm and one centrally placed and with an outer border in relief, against a cross hatched field within an upstanding rim. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1650. Diameter: 27.7mm, Thickness (clear of loop): 2.9mm, Weight: 12.93gms.
Created on: Tuesday 7th May 2013
Last updated: Thursday 23rd May 2013
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Record ID: NMS-2542B1
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Post-medieval copper alloy button with solid biconvex head and integral undrilled loop. Diameter 10mm. Length 13.5mm. 16th century.
Created on: Thursday 2nd May 2013
Last updated: Thursday 2nd May 2013
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Record ID: DEV-04C1B6
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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A postmedieval copper alloy button. In plan, the item is circular. The front face is flat, there us a raised area in the middle of the back face, where the remains of an attachment loop or shank are visible. The button probably dates to the 18th or 19th centuries AD.
Created on: Tuesday 30th April 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 1st May 2013
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Record ID: YORYM-FDB204
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A complete cast copper alloy button of post-medieval date. The button plano-convex with an integrally cast circular attachment loop projecting from the centre of the reverse. No traces of any decoration survive on the object. The metal has a dark brownish-green patina and is worn. The button is 10.6mm in diameter, 7.7mm long with shank and weighs 1.8g.
Created on: Tuesday 30th April 2013
Last updated: Friday 3rd May 2013
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Record ID: NMS-FB16C4
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Incomplete post-medieval tinned copper alloy button, hollow globular head, the inner of two hemispheres survives, broken around soldered median join,front part missing, two blow holes and perforation containing inserted flat-sectioned copper alloy loop. Diam. 13mm. Length >9mm. 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 30th April 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 30th April 2013
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Record ID: NMS-FB0813
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Post-medieval white metal button, flattened plano-convex with slight central nipple, stumps of missing integral loop on reverse. Diam.16mm. 3mm thick. 17th-18th century.
Created on: Tuesday 30th April 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 30th April 2013
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Record ID: NMS-F94406
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Post-medieval copper alloy button, plano-convex with integral loop on reverse. Diam.10mm. Length 12mm. 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 30th April 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 30th April 2013
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Record ID: ESS-E9DC63
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
One element of a two part silver cuff-link formed of a circular disc with a downturned rim. The front of the circular disc bears a stamped design in the form of female bust facing left. The word ANNA in raised lettering appears in the space beside the face, whilst in the space behind the head is the phrase D . II . G. The reverse of the disc has a sub-rectangular loop of silver wire. The link which would have connected it to the other element is missing, along with the second element itself. It is thought that the inscription of the word Anna refers to Queen Anne, who reigned from …
Created on: Monday 29th April 2013
Last updated: Thursday 19th December 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South of Colchester', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: LANCUM-D34B76
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Post medieval 16th century silver three part domed button. The upper dome is made from a different grade of silver to the other two elements. It has central nipple that has been almost worn away possibly from polishing. It has been soldered to the lower half of the button which appears to be a higher grade of silver. This lower half has what appears to be one element of a heavily rubbed hallmark near the join of the two hemispheres. It has a hole, almost 3mm in diameter in it. The base of the lower hemisphere has had an extruded silver loop soldered to it. This loop is approximately 5…
Created on: Sunday 28th April 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 18th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Antrobus', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: LIN-9241D1
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A post-medieval lead button. The button is circular in plan, plano-convex and decorated with moulded pellets and lines representing a flower head. An integral loop is located on the reverse.
Created on: Thursday 25th April 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 30th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nettleham', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: WILT-9043F7
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
An incomplete cast lead button of post-medieval date. The mount is circular in plan with moulded relief decoration in the form of a lion's head surrounded by its mane. The reverse is uneven with a horizontal channel with a fragment of a loop. The button is 24.45mm in diameter, 8.9mm thick and weighs 24.12 grams.
Created on: Thursday 25th April 2013
Last updated: Thursday 25th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hullavington', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: CORN-7CA1F4
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Cast gilt copper alloy livery button with an integral circular attachment loop depicting a martlet with a crosslet fitchee in its beak, above a torse. The back mark is corroded and worn but it appears to be DOUGHTY & CO. LONDON. Benjamin Doughty was manufacturing livery buttons at 103 St Martins Lane, London from about 1829 and is also referred to in 1856. The button may be related to the Hartley family of the Rosewarne Estate, near Camborne, which is half a mile away. The family also possessed estates around Roseworthy and in Gwinear parish. The findspot is approximately half way b…
Created on: Wednesday 24th April 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 30th April 2013
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Record ID: CORN-7C6C80
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Cast gilt copper alloy livery button with an integral circular attachment loop of Hartley / Harris family of Rosewarne depicting a Martlet with crosslet fitchee in its beak, above a torse. The back mark is corroded and worn but it appears to be DOUGHTY & CO. LONDON, like the smaller button below. Benjamin Doughty was manufacturing livery buttons at 103 St Martins Lane, London from about 1829 and is also referred to in 1856. The button may be related to the Hartley family of the Rosewarne Estate, near Camborne, which is half a mile away. The family also possessed estates around Rosew…
Created on: Wednesday 24th April 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 30th April 2013
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Record ID: ESS-640AD6
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Date: Post Medieval Description: A post medieval silver button. The head of the button is circular with a down turned edge and decorated with a design in relief. The head appears to be flat, however, there is damage to the button and it may have originally been slightly concave. The design on the button consists of a central pellet with sixteen spokes radiating out from this towards the edges. Between each of the spokes is an annulet, resulting in sixteen circles around the edge of the button. The button is worn and damaged and there are two small holes close to the edge due …
Created on: Tuesday 23rd April 2013
Last updated: Thursday 16th January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mistley', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: YORYM-55DA77
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
An incomplete cast lead button of post-medieval date. The button is circular with a convex front and a flat back and has an integrally cast shank. The button is decorated with a raised central pellet with eight radiating and slightly curved "ladder" designs extending to the outer edge in a clockwise direction. The reverse of the button is flat and undecorated with a slight casting flash along the centre from which the circular sectioned integrally cast shank projects. The metal is a mid brownish-grey colour and is worn. The button is 16.5mm in diameter, 13.5mm thick with shank and we…
Created on: Monday 22nd April 2013
Last updated: Friday 26th April 2013
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Record ID: YORYM-557BE5
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A complete cast copper alloy button of post-medieval date. The button is circular in plan with a thin D-shaped section and is decorated on the upper surface with a raised central pellet and circumferential border from which eight raised arms radiate to the outer edge. A circular wire shank extends centrally from the reverse and appears to be cast integrally. The metal has a dark blackish-brown patina and is worn. The button is 10.9mm in diameter, 4.1mm thick including shank and weighs 0.6g.
Created on: Monday 22nd April 2013
Last updated: Friday 26th April 2013
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Record ID: CAM-5481D0
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A copper-alloy oval button of 18th century AD. The flat oval button has a length of 15.78mm, width of 12.13mm and weighs 2.21g. The button head has a thickness of 1.36mm at the edge. At the centre of the upper surface a floral design has been incised and the design is similar to that shown in Bailey, G. Buttons & Fasteners: 500BC - AD1840. 2004 p.43, fig.9.14 & fig.9.17 and p.52, fig.9.90 & fig.9.94. The reverse is flat but mounded at the centre into which the attatchment loop is set. The copper-alloy attachment loop is formed of a different alloy and has a 'D' shaped cross section, …
Created on: Monday 22nd April 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 15th May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.

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