LVPL-34447E: Post-Medieval cufflink element 1

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CUFF LINK

Unique ID: LVPL-34447E

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Description: Two Post-Medieval sheet silver cuff link elements.

Element 1 is circular in plan with a down-turned edge at an angle of about 45°. The rear face is concave and has the remains of a central soldered attachment loop which is incomplete. At the front a raised design is in the form of two hearts with a crown above (Lewis form 1, type A). The surface is silvery grey overall.

Dimensions: Diameter: 13.08mm; thickness: 3.39mm. Weight: 1.2g.

Element 2 is circular in plan with a down-turned edge at an angle of about 45°. The rear face is concave and the loop is missing. At the front a raised design is in the form of two hearts with a crown above (Lewis form 1, type A). The base of the crown, which has a wide band, merges into the top of each heart. The surface is silvery grey overall.

Dimensions: Diameter: 13.60mm; thickness: 2.11mm. Weight: 1.3g.

Discussion: The differences in the size of each element combined with the fact that each crown displays a different cross and band, with that of element 2 merging into the hearts, indicates that the individual elements may originally have not formed part of the same pair of cufflinks.

Cufflinks and buttons with this design are considered to have originally been produced to commemorate the marriage of Charles II to Catherine of Braganza (1662), but continued to be used as a general symbol of love and/or marriage (Lewis 2013

Similar cuff link elements have been reported under the Treasure Act, such as IOW-9707F5, (2014 T433) and NMS-1F8FB6, (2014T319).

Notes:

As these items were found before 1997, prior to the commencement of the Treasure Act, they must be judged against the criteria of the common law of Treasure Trove, where evidence would have to point to the objects having been deliberately hidden with the intention of recovery. The cufflink elements are most likely to be a casual loss, therefore do not constitute treasure.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T560

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1662
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 1990 - Monday 30th December 1991

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2014T560

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Newbold Astbury

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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