SUSS-94AFBE: A complete, silver, post medieval, 18th century button, AD.1750-1800.

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Unique ID: SUSS-94AFBE

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete, silver, post medieval, 18th century button, AD.1750-1800. The object is a complete 18th century circular button with a rose design on the upper surface. The rose is a single rose with sepals in the rounded petal angles. The reverse of the button has a raised circular central area from the top of which emerges the copper alloy loop. The loop is formed of a single piece of copper alloy wire that has been bent round to form the loop. The other end is within the button suggesting that the button has a copper alloy core that the loop is integrally cast to. A similar, though octagonal example can be foun in Bailey 2004 Fig.9.73 dated to the 18th century.

Height: 8.77mm
Thickness: 2.06mm
Weight: 3.83g
Diameter: 17.69mm

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1750
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 8.77 mm
Thickness: 2.06 mm
Weight: 3.83 g
Diameter: 17.69 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 14th March 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Edwin Wood
Identified by: Mr Edwin Wood

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Secondary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
To be known as: Near Chichester

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: Wednesday 13th September 2017
Updated: Wednesday 13th September 2017

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