YORYM-993926: Post-Medieval : Pendant or Button

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Unique ID: YORYM-993926

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper alloy pendant or button of post-medieval date. The object appears to be comprised of four ovate panels folded and soldered together to form a sphere. A small circular, domed attachment loop is present at the top of the object while a small circular perforation exists at the opposing point. The outer surface of the object is elaborately decorated with double opposing helical bands and foliate designs within the resulting gaps. Gilding remains within the recesses caused by the decoration.

The metal has a dark reddish-brown patina and is worn. The object is 16.6mm long, 12.6mm in diameter and weighs 2g.

The fitting on this object is similar to that on 2005 T283 (PAS-DF2C67) which would support the theory it is a pendant however, in the absence of a clear parallel, this cannot be definitively attributed to a particular object type.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.6 mm
Weight: 2 g
Diameter: 12.6 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leeds (Metropolitan District)
District: Leeds (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Bramham cum Oglethorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4343
Four figure Latitude: 53.88141822
Four figure longitude: -1.34736506
1:25K map: SE4343
1:10K map: SE44SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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