HAMP-0BA1E2: Medieval/ post-medieval button

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Unique ID: HAMP-0BA1E2

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A late medieval/ early post-medieval cast one piece copper alloy discoidal button with integral drilled shank, dating probably to c.1400-1700. It is circular in plan with a shallow concave upper face (convex to the reverse) and the diameter measures at 17.7mm. It measures 10.1mm in length and weighs 2.81g
Decoration is partially visible on the surface as it has been subject to damage so is difficult to establish a pattern. The decoration is recessed and engraved onto the surface in a series of triangular punches, following a zig zag of curved lines forming a possible flower of perhaps six or eight petals.
The button has a short rectangular shank with rounded edges and a circular perforation 3.7mm in diameter.
A similar example can be found in Read, 2005; p.16-17, nos.44-45.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 10.1 mm
Weight: 2.81 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 21st August 2014 - Thursday 21st August 2014

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 466

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Wendover (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8507
Four figure Latitude: 51.75525053
Four figure longitude: -0.76996528
1:25K map: SP8507
1:10K map: SP80NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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