SOM-85AD97: Post-medieval button

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BUTTON

Unique ID: SOM-85AD97

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy post-medieval hexagonal button with flat top and faceted sides. The top is decorated with a central ring-and-dot motif from which radiate six pairs of grooves which create bars along the sides of each facet. Similar pairs of grooves set at right angles to these create bars that form an 'inner circle'. Around the basal edge of the button is a row of C-shaped punches. Between the inner circles and the basal edge are indistinct scrolled motifs in each field. A central integral rectangular shank has been broken through at the drilled hole as a result of old damage. The button has corroded to a red-brown colour.

Similar buttons can be found illustrated in Read (2005, 46; no. 161; previously published in Read 1988; no. 983), and recorded on this database, e.g. LANCUM-D9CEB2.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1625
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25 mm
Width: 23 mm
Weight: 7.73 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 7th June 2014 - Sunday 8th June 2014

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
Parish or ward: Binegar (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST6149
Four figure Latitude: 51.23883774
Four figure longitude: -2.56003754
1:25K map: ST6149
1:10K map: ST64NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Read, B. 1995 History Beneath our Feet (1995) Ipswich Anglia Publishing 983
Read, B. 2005 Metal Buttons c. 900 BC - c. AD 1700 Langport Portcullis Publishing 46 161

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Audit data

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

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