LON-5BCA4E: A complete Post Medieval to Modern copper alloy three part button from a prison warders uniform dating from AD 1860-1902

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BUTTON

Unique ID: LON-5BCA4E

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A complete Post Medieval to Modern copper alloy three part button from a prison warders uniform dating from AD 1860-1902. This button is domed at the front and flat at the back. The pressed design at the front consists of a central royal crown with CONVICT DEPARTMENT around. The reverse of the button has the uniform outfitters name E MILNS & Co LONDON. The copper alloy wire loop is present.

Dimensions: diameter: 23.08mm; weight: 5.39g.

During the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century prisons were formed of two departments, the Prison Department and the Convict Department.

A similar button on the database is IOW-97992.

Inscription: CONVICT DEPARTMENT E MILNS & Co LONDON

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1860
Date to: Circa AD 1902

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.39 g
Diameter: 23.08 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Wyatt
Identified by: Mr Stuart Wyatt

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City of Westminster (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Vincent Square (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3078
Four figure Latitude: 51.4860175
Four figure longitude: -0.12909005
1:25K map: TQ3078
1:10K map: TQ37NW
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: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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