BH-DEE512: Post-Medieval button

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Unique ID: BH-DEE512

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An enamelled copper-alloy button, probably dating from the 17th century.

The head of the button is domed, with an integral loop at the centre of the hollow underside. The upper surface bears the relief-moulded design of a lion running right, a raised area of ground below. The field above the lion contains a white enamel inset; the field below contains dark blue enamel, as do two separate areas above the tail and head respectively.

Dimensions: 25mm diameter, 10.2mm deep (top of head to back of loop). Weight: 7.17g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 10.2 mm
Weight: 7.17 g
Diameter: 25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st March 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 12/38 - 8

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: St. Albans (District)
To be known as: Redbourn

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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