ESS-D5B6A4: Medieval Button

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Unique ID: ESS-D5B6A4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast tin button dating to the Medieval period (1250 - 1350 AD). The button is spherical with an applied copper alloy wire looped shank that has now been lost. The shank has a transverse break across it leaving two small copper alloy projections. The button measures 11mm in diameter.

For a similar example see Read (2010: 26) no. 78.


Recorded from information supplied by finder, artefact not seen by FLO.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 11 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 1994 - Saturday 31st December 1994

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Sarah R Deacon
Identified by: Mr Mike Cuddeford
Secondary identifier: Miss Sarah R Deacon

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's Reference 045-A0017

Materials and construction

Primary material: Tin or tin alloy
Secondary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Chelmsford (District)
Parish or ward: Chignall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6611
Four figure Latitude: 51.77305824
Four figure longitude: 0.4045884
1:25K map: TL6611
1:10K map: TL61SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

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

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