HAMP-5DFBBC: Early post-medieval button

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An incomplete early post-medieval (1500-1700) lead alloy button (probably), missing its integral loop and one of four decorative knops. The button is domed to the front and concave to the reverse, with a prominent casting flash from the centre of which extends the incomplete stem. All breaks are old.
A raised ring flanks the central, undecorated, domed element of the button. Around this is a rim decorated with raised transverse ribs. At three of four equidistant points is a flat D-shaped knop, flat to the underside and domed to the front. To the reverse the casting flash runs at a centre point between the knops. The central stem is c.10mm long and curving, and lozenge-shaped in cross-section (measuring 2.9x2.5mm at the break).
There is no direct parallel in Read (2005), but cf. p.72-3 for lead alloy buttons with long shanks. The head of the button measures 19.1x16.1mm and the object has a height/ depth of 10.4mm. It weighs 1.95g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.1 mm
Height: 10.4 mm
Width: 16.1 mm
Weight: 1.95 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 632

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: St. Michael (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4728
Four figure Latitude: 51.04943273
Four figure longitude: -1.33087391
1:25K map: SU4728
1:10K map: SU42NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found in newly excavated fen channels as part of the Clausentum Fen Conservation project.
General landuse: Open fresh water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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