DOR-8DE3D4: Post Medieval button

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Unique ID: DOR-8DE3D4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy composite button. The front is convex, the back is flat. The front is decorated with a cast sesign of an octofoil with a smaller octofoil at the centre. Around this is a raised framing band. At the edge is a raised rim. At the back is a separate drawn wire loop with iron corrosion around it.
Date: Post-Medieval - probably c. 1600 - 1700
Dimensions: 14.95 mm x 4.43 mm
Weight: 2.55 g

Class: Composite

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.43 mm
Weight: 2.55 g
Diameter: 14.95 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 22nd December 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 016688

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Fifehead Magdalen (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST7820
Four figure Latitude: 50.97898407
Four figure longitude: -2.31474914
1:25K map: ST7820
1:10K map: ST72SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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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Audit data

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

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