YORYM-C959D6: Post-medieval : Button

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Unique ID: YORYM-C959D6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast copper alloy button of Post-medieval date. The button is circular in plan and D-shaped in cross-section with a small circular attachment loop projecting from the reverse. The button is undecorated.
The metal is light reddish-brown colour and is worn. The button is 9.3mm in diameter, 9.6mm long and weighs 1.1g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 9.6 mm
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 1.1 g
Diameter: 9.3 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Richmondshire (District)
To be known as: Catterick Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Found while diving in river in 1990's.
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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