IOW-0BE29C: Post-Medieval: Military Button of the Isle of Wight (or Vectis) Cavalry

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BUTTON

Unique ID: IOW-0BE29C

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete post-Medieval copper-alloy military button or stud of the Isle of Wight (or Vectis) Cavalry (c. 1817).

The attachment loop is missing but a scar can be seen.

This button is flat at the front and rear. The front bears the word 'VECTIS' in capital letters.

The front has a smooth white metal coating and the rear is brown and green.

Diameter: 15.0mm; thickness: 0.6mm. Weight: 1.04g.

Inscription: VECTIS

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1817
Date to: Circa AD 1817

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 1.04 g
Diameter: 15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 20th December 2017 - Wednesday 20th December 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-7-4

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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