DEV-09A0DE: Post-Medieval button

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BUTTON

Unique ID: DEV-09A0DE

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A Post-Medieval copper alloy button, probably dating to c. AD 1600-1700. The button is circular in plan with a convex front and concave back. The front of the button is decorated with an incised floral design, consisting of a flower of 5 eliptical petals, around a central boss and overlaying a series of concentric bands. A central integral rectangular shank projects from the reverse, with a circular drilled perforation. Traces of an iron link remain within the shank.

Dimensions: diameter 26.7mm; thickness 10.2mm; weight 8.30g.

Read (2005: 39-45) illustrates a large number of extremely similar buttons, all with convex fronts, concave back and integral drilled shanks. They have a range of incised and punched decoration, mostly floral or geometric; although none are identical. Read (ibid:36) suggests they were fashionable in the mid to late 17th century and may have been used in pairs as cloak fasteners as well as buttons.

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 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 10.2 mm
Weight: 8.3 g
Diameter: 26.7 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 017619

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX9596
Four figure Latitude: 50.75406999
Four figure longitude: -3.48987488
1:25K map: SX9596
1:10K map: SX96SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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