SWYOR-913F61: Post Medieval Cuff Link

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Unique ID: SWYOR-913F61

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A gold cufflink, one, of a pair of cufflinks, of eighteenth or nineteenth century date, AD 1750 - 1900. The frames of both discs or elements and the linking strip survive.

Each disc was oval and made of a separate material which no longer survives. Each has an oval gold mount or frame which is a reeded strip formed into a loop, with six projecting lugs which would have clipped to the missing part. Each frame has an integral, flat central strip connecting the short sides across the back of the disc. On the reverse of each strip is a hemispherical loop. One frame appears to be the original shape but the other is bent and distorted.

The two loops on the reverse of each frame articulate with and are joined by a short bar, also of gold, with rounded ends, each end being perforated with a circular hole. Between the holes is a decorative element consisting of a square with rounded corners and biconcave sides, pierced by a lozenge shaped hole with concave sides. In each corner of the outer square is a small circular perforation.

The whole cufflink is 16.4mm long, 14.6 wide and 11.9mm thick. It weighs 2.28gm.


This object was considered by the Treasure Team at the British Museum as potential Treasure, but it was decided that is post-dates 1717 and thus does not meet the requirements of the 1996 Treasure Act.

Class: set

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1750
Date to: Exactly AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.4 mm
Width: 14.6 mm
Thickness: 11.9 mm
Weight: 2.28 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 4th March 2017 - Saturday 4th March 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Ms Dora Thornton
Secondary identifier: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3022

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
Parish or ward: Cundall with Leckby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4272
Four figure Latitude: 54.14212505
Four figure longitude: -1.35858183
1:25K map: SE4272
1:10K map: SE47SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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