KENT-BD7C24: Copper alloy composite two-piece button

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Unique ID: KENT-BD7C24

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A complete, Post Medieval, cast, possible high tin content copper alloy, composite two piece button with seperate embedded drawn copper alloy wire shank. Discoidal, solid, convex front, probably with a central pimple. Slightly convex plain back, polished tin surface with a circular-section looped shank. There are several patches of pale green, pitted corrosion including the central pellet or pimple. The button is likely to date to the 17th Century. Ref. Detector Finds, Gordon Bailey, Greenlight Publishing 1992, page 18-27 no. 16, Buttons and Fasteners 500BC-AD1840, Gordon Bailey, Greenlightn Publishing 2004, page 35 Fig.'s 8.19, 8.20 & 8.22 and Metal Buttons c.900BC-c.1700, Brian Read, Portculis Publishing 2008, page 75 no. 301 & 315. The button is 13.72mm long, 12.82mm wide, 13.72mm thick, diameter 12.82mm and weighs 4.8g.

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 1699

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 13.72 mm
Width: 12.82 mm
Thickness: 13.72 mm
Weight: 4.8 g
Diameter: 12.82 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 15th January 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Geoff Burr
Identified by: Mr Geoff Burr

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Tin or tin alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Horsham (District)
To be known as: HORSHAM

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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

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