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Record ID: DUR-94859C
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
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A copper alloy 'Tombac' button, dating from the middle to late post medieval period (c.1700-1800 AD). The convex obverse of the circular cast button is plain, with no visible decoration. However, traces of the original brown patina are visible, and the rim of the button is thinly chamfered. The concave reverse has an integral shank to which projection is fixed the corroded remains of an iron attachment loop. The button is 23.49mm in diameter, 4.59mm thick, and weighs 5.1g. A similar button (SWYOR-EF9CE2) is recorded on the database, and a parallel can also be found in Bailey…
Created on: Tuesday 20th December 2016
Last updated: Friday 6th January 2017
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Record ID: DUR-17297E
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
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A copper-alloy General Service Army Button, dating from the late post-medieval to modern period (1871-c.1902). The convex obverse of the cast-moulded button bears the Royal coat of arms, a lion and unicorn (rampant), holding the royal shield with crown above. The legend "DIEU ET MON DROIT" ("God and my right"), the motto of the British monarch, is recorded below in very small (and partially damaged) script on two scrolls to the lower left and lower right of the main design. The button has a brown coloured patina that is worn and flaking in places, and the edge is abraded in place…
Created on: Wednesday 14th December 2016
Last updated: Monday 19th December 2016
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