SOMDOR-BCAEB5: Post Medieval Button

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Silver button comprising domed upper part made from sheet with milled edge and stamped central decoration of a flowerhead; shank applied on centre at back. Form, facture and decoration suggest a 17th century dating. However this may be all that remains of a pair of cufflinks which would date this object much later, to the late 17th or even early 18th century (see 2006 T459). An amended and more cautious dating would probably be late 17th Century. In terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 (Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Collections, The British Museum).


This is a disclaimed treasure find, reference 2006 T403.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1650
Date to: Circa AD 1699

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Naomi Payne
Identified by: Ms Dora Thornton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Treasure reference 2006 T403

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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

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