SUR-28EBBE:

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BUTTON

Unique ID: SUR-28EBBE

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A small Medieval to post Medieval button, of flattened spherical to biconical shape, 9.6mm diameter. The surface has been tinned but is otherwise undecorated. The reverse has a recess containing a wire loop shank. Circa late 13th to 16th century.

Notes:

As Read (2005) page 22-23, numbers 63-72. Read comments that although the majority of his examples are probably Late 13th to Mid-14th century in date, this style of button continued into at least the Early Post-Medieval period.

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Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 9.7 mm
Weight: 2.82 g
Diameter: 9.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 4th October 2018

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Castlethorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8043
Four figure Latitude: 52.07958892
Four figure longitude: -0.83403465
1:25K map: SP8043
1:10K map: SP84SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Read, B. 2005 Metal Buttons c. 900 BC - c. AD 1700 Langport Portcullis Publishing

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