SWYOR-44083C: SWYOR-44083C Post Medieval Button

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Unique ID: SWYOR-44083C

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

An incomplete, cast lead alloy hemispherical button of early post-Medieval date, AD 1500 - AD 1700. It has a domed front surface and a flat reverse, in the centre of which is the stub of an integral attachment loop now mostly missing, and a casting seam. The domed surface of the button is decorated with a central pellet, surrounded by a broad groove, and a series of closely spaced, radiating ribs between the outer edge of the central groove and the edge of the button. The button is 13.6mm in diameter and 7.8mm thick. It weighs 5.28g.

Similar buttons are recorded on the database: see for example records NLM-9DCB09 and WILT-859458 which cites Read (2005) no. 95. p.30.


The finder reports that the findspot is an ex-burial ground for plague victims

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 7.8 mm
Weight: 5.28 g
Diameter: 13.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 21st July 2019 - Sunday 28th July 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3450

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
District: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Woolley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3113
Four figure Latitude: 53.61263951
Four figure longitude: -1.53290055
1:25K map: SE3113
1:10K map: SE31SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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