DEV-5AF815: Post-Medieval copper alloy button

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BUTTON

Unique ID: DEV-5AF815

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Post-Medieval copper alloy composite button, probably dating to c. AD 1600-1800. The button is circular in plan and plano-convex in cross-section, potentially with a separate back plate suggested by a circumferencial seam. The shank is integral to the backplate and is sub-rectangular, with a drilled perforation. Although obscured by corrosion, the front of the button appears to be decorated with an incised motif comprising of a six-petalled compas flower.

Dimensions: diameter 25.6mm; thickness 13.6mm; weight 10.2g.

cf. Read (2005: 39) nos. 130-131.

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 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 13.6 mm
Weight: 10.2 g
Diameter: 25.6 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019398

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: West Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Bratton Clovelly (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX4692
Four figure Latitude: 50.70718581
Four figure longitude: -4.1823881
1:25K map: SX4692
1:10K map: SX42SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 9 days ago
Updated: 9 days ago

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