LON-665EC1: Medieval conical button

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Unique ID: LON-665EC1

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A Medieval lead alloy button dating c. 14th - 15th century. The button is solid, conical with an integral simple looped shank.

Read (2005:21 no. 62) illustrates a very similar button which he suggests dates mid-late Medieval.

Dimensions: length: 11.53 mm; diameter: 10.93mm; weight: 3.15g.

Reference: Read, B. 2005. Metal Buttons C.900BC - AD1700. Portcullis Publishing, Langport, Somerset.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 11.53 mm
Weight: 3.15 g
Diameter: 10.93 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
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: TQ3579
Four figure Latitude: 51.49383345
Four figure longitude: -0.05674007
1:25K map: TQ3579
1:10K map: TQ37NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Read, B. 2005 Metal Buttons c. 900 BC - c. AD 1700 Langport Portcullis Publishing

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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