LON-933F2E: Two fragments of Late Medieval - Modern bone button or bead making waste fragment.

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Unique ID: LON-933F2E

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Two fragments of Late Medieval - Modern bone button or bead making waste fragment. These are two worked fragments from a long bone, cut to form flat plates. On the larger fragment there is one complete circular hole and one incomplete circular hole. On the smaller fragment there are one complete circular hole and four incomplete circular holes where discs have been cut from the fragments. This sort of object is impossible to date. MacGregor notes that they are found in Late Medieval to modern contexts (1985, 101).

Dimensions: diameter of perforations on larger fragment: 10.06mm; diameter of perforations on smaller fragment: 7.93mm; total weight: 4.05g.

Reference: MacGregor, A. 1985. Bone, Antler, Ivory and Horn. The Technology of Skeletal Materials since the Roman Period. Croom Helm, London and Sydney.

Class: Button making waste

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2
Weight: 4.05 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Mrs Kate Sumnall

Materials and construction

Primary material: Animal skeletal material
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Southwark (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Cathedrals (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3280
Four figure Latitude: 51.5035277
Four figure longitude: -0.09955492
1:25K map: TQ3280
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Eyes only
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Recording Institution: LON
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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