LON-C990D7: Post Medieval silver cuff links

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CUFF LINK

Unique ID: LON-C990D7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A set of Post Medieval silver cuff links dating late 17th - 18th century. This set of cuff links consists of two discs secured by a long oval link. Each disc is octagonal with a concave reverse and an integrally cast loop. The front surface is decorated with a floral pattern comprising a central double rose with four petals around a central cross hatched pellet, and four smaller petals projecting between the main petals, all within a scalloped border. The border is created by a crescentic stamp which is repeated around the edge.

Cuff links with similar designs are recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database e.g. IOW-4A7C02, SUR-D747D4 and LON-A24336 (a copper alloy example) with the note that this design of cufflink was popular at the end of the 17th century into the 18th century.

Dimensions: length: 27.31mm; width of link: 7.39mm; thickness: 5.67mm; diameter: 14.22mm; weight: 3.27g.

Notes:

Dora Thornton: The octagonal shape, identifiably later 18th Century, and the fact that these are cufflinks might suggest a date later than 1712, however we do not yet know enough about cufflinks to be able to date them with any accuracy. I would however suggest that this object be declared not Treasure as being likely to postdate 1712.

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 1650
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.31 mm
Width: 7.39 mm
Thickness: 5.67 mm
Weight: 3.27 g
Diameter: 14.22 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Ms Dora Thornton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Southwark (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Rotherhithe (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3479
Four figure Latitude: 51.49407113
Four figure longitude: -0.07113608
1:25K map: TQ3479
1:10K map: TQ37NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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