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BUTTON

Unique ID: HAMP-883FD6

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A complete post-medieval copper-alloy button of 17th-century date. This is a cast composite two-piece example of discoidal form with a convex front and flat back. It has a polished tin coating with some small patches of light-green corrosion product showing through. On the back is a separate embedded drawn copper-alloy wire shank of circular section in a simple loop, now squashed against the back. For similar examples see Read (2005, 75); Read notes that the surface treatment may have been with the intention of creating an appearance of silver.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 7.3 mm
Thickness: 4.5 mm
Weight: 3.39 g
Diameter: 13.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 14th March 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Weekend Wanderers Norway Tour March 2013

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Hursley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3927
Four figure Latitude: 51.04103834
Four figure longitude: -1.44510298
1:25K map: SU3927
1:10K map: SU32NE
WOEID: 26351795
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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: Wednesday 11th December 2013
Updated: Wednesday 11th December 2013

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