FAKL-AAD9B9: Medieval cast lead button

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Unique ID: FAKL-AAD9B9

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Medieval cast lead button, circular with a 8.0mm diameter central boss. On its back is an integrally cast loop set on top of a casting seam. Diameter 22.8mm, Thickness 1.8mm, Mass 7.06g. Read (2005, 17) cited parallels from thirteenth to fifteenth century contexts. While Egan and Pritchard ( 1991, Fig. 178) show no parallels for this button there are examples cast using the same three-part mould process.

Class: Casket

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.6 mm
Width: 18.3 mm
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 5.05 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Kevin Leahy
Identified by: Dr Kevin Leahy

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SWY 895

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
District: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Woolley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3113
Four figure Latitude: 53.61263951
Four figure longitude: -1.53290055
1:25K map: SE3113
1:10K map: SE31SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: FAKL
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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