DEV-0DA1C8: Post medieval button

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Unique ID: DEV-0DA1C8

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A post medieval copper alloy "Dandy" button dating to AD 1700-1800.

The button is circular in shape and flattened in section, with the raised central base for the shank present but the shank itself damaged and missing. The perimeter of the button itself is also damaged and ragged. This does not affect the apperance of the decorative design,  which is composed of a central multi-pointed star which may be intended to resemble a sunburst, placed within a series of swirling designs composed of multiple iterations of four parallel curving lines. The original silver plating/wash is present in the indentations of these designs.

Measurements: 23.3mm diameter, weight 4.71g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.71 g
Diameter: 23.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st June 2021 - Saturday 4th September 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 019636

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: South Hams (District)
Parish or ward: Stoke Fleming (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX8749
Four figure Latitude: 50.33006171
Four figure longitude: -3.58897325
1:25K map: SX8749
1:10K map: SX89SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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