SOMDOR-611D02: Post-medieval button

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Unique ID: SOMDOR-611D02

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast composite two piece lead/tin alloy button with separate embedded drawn iron wire shank (17th century). The button is discoidal in shape and flat. The decoration is dificult to see but comprises at the very least, two concentric relief circles, with a pattern between. The edge is ragged and flaking, the looped shank is broken and corroded. A good parallel from North Dorset is described in Read's 'Metal Buttons', p.101, no.400.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1600
Date to: AD 1699

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.62 mm
Weight: 2.69 g
Diameter: 16.32 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 4th September 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr John Davey
Identified by: Dr John Davey

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Milborne Port

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOMDOR
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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