KENT-2CA955: Kent-2CA955. Iron Age. Clothing fastener. Toggle. Front view.

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Unique ID: KENT-2CA955

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50BC-200AD. Iron Age, copper alloy, cast, broken and corroded 'toggle' or 'Button/loop' type dress fastener for fastening a cloak or similar clothing. Length 17.4mm, Width 11.6mm, Thickness 8.7mm, Weight 3.4g. Baluster type, minus both terminals and the circular or rectangular attachment loop. Broken and very corroded condition although some small fragments of a dark green patina. Ref. Buttons and Fasteners 500BC-AD1840, Gordon Bailey, Greenlight Publishing 2004.


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: 50 BC
Date to: AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.4 mm
Width: 11.6 mm
Thickness: 8.7 mm
Weight: 3.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 12th October 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Geoff Burr
Identified by: Mr Geoff Burr

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Tandridge (District)
Parish or ward: Lingfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ4145
Four figure Latitude: 51.186843
Four figure longitude: 0.01618
1:25K map: TQ4145
1:10K map: TQ44NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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