DUR-8F869B: Disk of a silver cuff link

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CUFF LINK

Unique ID: DUR-8F869B

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete silver cufflink of Post-Medieval date (AD 1662-1700).

The object consists of a circular pressed disk with a flat upper and concave reverse. The upper surface is decorated with two crowned hearts (Lewis form 1, type A). The reverse of the object has a central, projecting spur which would have comprised the lower aspect of the attachment loop, this is now broken and heavily abraded with iron corrosion adhering to its surface.

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 examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Database: Unique ID: CORN-E03FA2, Unique ID: LVPL-34447E, Unique ID: IOW-9707F5.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T754

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: 1
Thickness: 2.97 mm
Weight: 1.7 g
Diameter: 13.73 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 5th October 2014

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Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2014T754

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Skerne and Wansford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TA0555
Four figure Latitude: 53.98040114
Four figure longitude: -0.40038257
1:25K map: TA0555
1:10K map: TA05NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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