WMID-64EAB6: Post medieval: Probable Button

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Unique ID: WMID-64EAB6

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

An incomplete silvered lead alloy, probable button, of uncertain dating but probably Post Medieval (AD 1600 to AD 1800).

Approximately 25-50% of the button survives. It is sub oval in shape. The front depicts a long cross with rouletted edges. Traces of silvering survive in the recess. The back bears no design or feature.

It measures 21.4 mm in length, 15.6 mm wide and 3.3 mm thick. It weighs 3.4 g.

No direct parallel to this fragment was found at the time of recording. The style of the cross is more suggestive that it could be a button but this identification is not definite.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.4 mm
Width: 15.6 mm
Thickness: 3.3 mm
Weight: 3.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st February 2019 - Thursday 28th February 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Stoke upon Tern (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ6328
Four figure Latitude: 52.84822195
Four figure longitude: -2.55083483
1:25K map: SJ6328
1:10K map: SJ62NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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