SOM-645C42: SOM-645C42 : Medieval button (front)

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Unique ID: SOM-645C42

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Cast copper alloy Medieval (or possibly Post-Medieval) button with integral shank. Roughly triangular in shape, with a small groove in the middle of the upper side, possibly to create a heart shape. The shank is sub-circular and rectangular in section. A similar example may be seen in Read (2005, p.15, no.40), which he dates to the 15th century. However, Read also points out that buttons with this style of shank continued into, and perhaps beyond, the 17th century. Therefore it is possible that this button is of a later, Post-Medieval date. Length: 19.96mm, Width: 18.20mm, Thickness: 14.20mm Weight: 7.10g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.96 mm
Width: 18.2 mm
Thickness: 14.2 mm
Weight: 7.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 2nd March 2009

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Ms Anna Booth

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Entry 020425

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: Friday 3rd April 2009
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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