YORYM-D3AF75: Post-Medieval : Button

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BUTTON

Unique ID: YORYM-D3AF75

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete lead-alloy button of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500 - 1700. The head of the button is discoidal with a convex front and flat back. The front face is decorated with a multi-spoked wheel with central pellet. An integral elongated circular sectioned shank is present at the centre of the reverse, set on a casting line.

The metal has a mid-brown patina and is worn. The button is 19.7mm long, the head is 17.6mm in diameter, and the shank is 9.6mm x 4.1mm. It weighs 6.4g.

Buttons of similar form are illustrated in Read (2010) p.71-73 though with a variety of decorative styles. They are generally found in 16th - 17th century contexts.

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 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.9 mm
Width: 9.6 mm
Thickness: 4.1 mm
Weight: 6.4 g
Diameter: 17.6 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05658

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
Parish or ward: Broughton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7673
Four figure Latitude: 54.14721488
Four figure longitude: -0.83796797
1:25K map: SE7673
1:10K map: SE77SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 12 months ago
Updated: 12 months ago

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