BM-CAA2C7: M&ME T364 Post-Medieval silver button

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Unique ID: BM-CAA2C7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Solid cast silver sleeve button or cufflink, comprising two discs held by the central shank, the uppermost disc stamped with two hearts beneath a single crown. The hearts are on a speckled background and just touch each other.

The crowned hearts are a device associated with the marriage of Charles II and Catherine of Braganza in 1662. A similar button was found in Virginia, USA in the 1960s and published in Noel Hume 1969, fig.22.

This object was found in February 2001 and has been acquired by the British Museum, acquisition number: 2002,0711.1


The cuff link qualifies as Treasure under the criteria of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of both its age and precious metal content.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: The British Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: MMET364


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1660
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 8.4 mm
Weight: 2.2 g
Diameter: 15 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Janina Parol
Identified by: Ms Dora Thornton
Secondary identifier:

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: MMET364
Museum accession number: 2002,0711.1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Medway (Unitary Authority)
District: Medway (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Rochester

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
Discovery circumstances: Found February 2001
Current location: The British Museum

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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