DOR-6AD22D: Post Medieval lead alloy button

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BUTTON

Unique ID: DOR-6AD22D

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A fragment of a composite lead alloy button with traces of a wire shank. Only the centre of the button remains. It is flat fronted and decorated with a simple five petalled rose motif moulded in relief. On the reveses is a raised circular area in the middle with a straight groove across its centre where a wire shank was attached.
Date: Post Medieval - c. AD 1600-1750
Dimensions: 12.27 mm x 11.18 mm x 3.87 mm
Weight: 1.35 g

A similar button is recorded in database record SOM-4012DA and similar butttons are recorded in Read, B, Read, B., 2005.Metal Buttons c. 900 BC - c. AD 1700.nos, 82 - 89

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 1750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.27 mm
Width: 11.18 mm
Thickness: 3.87 mm
Weight: 1.35 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 019251

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: Weymouth and Portland (District)
To be known as: Upwey

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From 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: DOR
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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