NMS-02EE94: Medieval button.

Rights Holder: Norfolk County Council
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Unique ID: NMS-02EE94

Object type certainty: Certain
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Button, cast, heart-shaped, slightly concave face with engraved oblique lines and reserved scallop-shape in centre, transversely set integral drilled loop on reverse. 16 x 18mm. Cf. similar type in Read (2005), no.40. 15th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18 mm
Width: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2010 - Sunday 28th February 2010

Personal details

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Identified by: Mr Steven Ashley

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 51797

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
To be known as: Upwell

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Read, B. 2005 Metal Buttons c. 900 BC - c. AD 1700 Langport Portcullis Publishing 40

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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