DOR-59AF66: Post Medieval button

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BUTTON

Unique ID: DOR-59AF66

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incompletelead tin alloy button. A composite, discoidal,two-piece button with a solid convex front and a broken separate iron shank. There is a slight knop at the centre of the convex front. The rear is flat. Only a stub of the shank remains at the rear.
Date: Post medieval- 17th century
Dimensions: 13.32
mmx 4.51 mm
Weight: 3.42 g

Similar examples are recorded in Read, B, 2005, Metal Buttons c. 900 BC - c. AD 1700, p. 76, nos. 304 & 305, although these both have copper alloy wire shanks.

Class: Composite
Sub class: Two-piece

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.51 mm
Weight: 3.42 g
Diameter: 13.32 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 30th May 2015

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 016466

Materials and construction

Primary material: Tin or tin alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST7920
Four figure Latitude: 50.97902161
Four figure longitude: -2.300505
1:25K map: ST7920
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: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

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

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