SWYOR-6E1F18: Post medieval button

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Unique ID: SWYOR-6E1F18

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy button dating from the late medieval or Post Medieval period, probably the 15th or 16th century. The circular button is domed and decorated with a central pimple, and radiating moulded curved lines forming a spiral effect. There is an integral flat tab on the reverse with an attachment hole through it. A similar button can be seen on page 27 of Bailey's Buttons and Fasteners.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 14.7 mm
Weight: 2.81 g
Diameter: 11 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st July 2010 - Thursday 7th October 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1267

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: Ryedale (District)
Parish or ward: Malton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE8075
Four figure Latitude: 54.164579
Four figure longitude: -0.776215
1:25K map: SE8075
1:10K map: SE87NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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