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BUTTON

Unique ID: SF-4C1E37

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper-alloy button of Post-Medieval date. It has a solid, undecorated biconvex head with small globular knop at the centre of the exterior face. A transverse casting line and a short integral lug with circular perforation are visible on the back face. The button measures 11.67mm in diameter, 18.24mm in height (including loop), and weighs 5.13g. Similar examples from Medieval London suggest a date in the 16th or 17th centuries AD for the current button (Egan, 2005: pp. 48-49).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.24 mm
Weight: 5.13 g
Diameter: 11.67 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st February 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: East Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: Burrough Green

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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