SWYOR-0E13B5: Medieval or post medieval hat badge

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Unique ID: SWYOR-0E13B5

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Treasure Case 2009 T296 British Museum report: Description: A medieval to post-medieval hat badge which consists of an openwork pentagon shaped frame decorated with five four-petalled flowers placed at equidistance around its circumference at the angles of the frame. In the centre is a sinuous heart shaped motif, the upper curves of which extend into the centre of the heart and terminate in a trilobed knop. On the back are indications of the shape and location of the original hook, which is now missing. The scar is at right angles to the heart shaped motif and its presence suggests the object was a hat badge. It is made of silver with much gilding surviving on the front. Discussion: 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. A mount with a similar design is 2008 T389 which has been dated to the late 14th or 15th century. A later badge acts as a parallel for the hook attachment; 2008 T396, which dates from the 16th century. Dimensions: Weight: 3.03 grams Overall size: 15.9mm diameter, 3.8mm thick Reference: Treasure Annual Report 2008. Forthcoming. Amy Cooper, Finds Liaison Officer (South and West Yorkshire) and James Robinson, British Museum Curator 17/06/09

Class: hat badge

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2009T296


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 3.03 g
Diameter: 15.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 15th May 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes
Secondary identifier: Mr James Robinson

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2009 T296
Treasure case number: 2009T296

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
To be known as: Newton on Ouse

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: SWYOR
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Updated: 6 years ago

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