NMGW-C8902D: Stone button of uncertain date

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Unique ID: NMGW-C8902D

Object type certainty: Certain
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Stone button of uncertain date

The button is sub-circular in plan and pointed oval in section (with a diameter of 14.5mm - 16.0mm, a thickness of 5.5mm and a weight of 2.4g) and appears to be made of a fine-grained black shale. Both faces are convex and have been polished to achieve the form. One face has two small parallel holes (of c. 0.8mm diameter) drilled through, from just above the edges. The line of the channels has been crudely scored into the surface above each channel. No other decoration is evident. The surface is abraded chipped.

The 'button' is unusual and is difficult to parallel in the archaeological literature. The small holes must have been drilled with a fine metal drill-bit.

Class: stone button

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN
Period to: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 5.5 mm
Weight: 2.4 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Wenke Domscheit
Identified by: Mr Mark Lodwick

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMWPA 2013.155.3

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: the Vale of Glamorgan (Unitary Authority)
District: the Vale of Glamorgan (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Penllyn (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SS9776
Four figure Latitude: 51.47355559
Four figure longitude: -3.484404
1:25K map: SS9776
1:10K map: SS97NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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