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Record ID: NLM-12DC0C
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
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Copper alloy button. Composite hollow three piece uniform button bearing the Royal arms on its die stamped front,, and with maker's details as a back stamp: FIRMIN & SONS LONDON. A drawn wire loop passes into the back plate. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1850-1900. Diameter: 24mm, Thickness (clear of loop): 7.7mm, Weight: 5.26gms
Created on: Tuesday 21st March 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Elvington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-12D0C9
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
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Copper alloy button fragment. Cast plano-convex section button with moulded decoration front comprising an eight rayed or petalled boss; a circular scar on the back may indicate the loss of an integrally cast loop; rusted iron is concreted on one side might alternatively suggest a loop of another material. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1650. Diameter: 14.2mm, Thickness: 5.9mm, Weight: 3.29gms
Created on: Tuesday 21st March 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Elvington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-01BDC4
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Three post-medieval copper alloy buttons with solid heads and integral non-drilled loops, 16th century: - plano-convex head, diameter 12.5mm, length 11.5mm. - bi-convex head, diameter 10mm, length 12mm. - globular head with a central nipple, diamater 11.1mm, length 17.9mm.
Created on: Monday 20th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th March 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-00B634
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy button of early Post-Medieval date. The head of the button has a diameter of 10.54mm and is 6.9mm thick. It is convex on both the upper and lower surfaces and there is no decoration. The integral loop is 7.85mm in length, giving a total length of 15.26mm. The button weighs 3.7g. The button probably dates from the 16th century. See Bailey, G. 2004 (Buttons & Fasteners 500BC-AD1840) p.28-9, Figures 7.30, 7.36-7.40.
Created on: Monday 20th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 26th June 2017
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Record ID: SUR-D86546
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval copper-alloy military button with a plain back and an iron loop. The legend reads SOMERSETSHIRE/40 for the 40th Regiment of Foot.
Created on: Saturday 18th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 20th April 2017
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Record ID: NMS-C2F139
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Post-medieval lead button comprising a flat head with two saltires in low relief, and an incomplete integral non-drilled loop. Diameter 15.7mm. 17th century.
Created on: Friday 17th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th March 2017
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Record ID: NMS-C2DC25
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Post-medieval copper alloy button comprising a flat head engraved with an elaborate sexfoil, and an integral drilled loop. Cf. Read 2005, nos. 120-2. The loop is most similar to that of no. 122. Length 8.6mm. Diameter 14.5mm. 17th - early 18th century.
Created on: Friday 17th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th March 2017
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Record ID: NMS-C2C54B
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Post-medieval copper alloy button comprising a plano-convex head and an integral non-drilled loop. Length 14mm. Diameter 11.5mm. 16th century.
Created on: Friday 17th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th March 2017
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Record ID: FAKL-AA7208
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post Medieval button made from pressed sheet copper alloy. Hollow globular body (dented in one place) into which a copper alloy disc was fixed, in the centre of this disc is a wire loop. Diameter 10.6mm, Height 14.8mm, Mass 1.64g. Read (2005, 97) cites a technologically similar button from a seventeenth century context.
Created on: Thursday 16th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th March 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-94A427
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
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Decorated copper alloy (tombac) solid discoidal slightly convex button with minor loss at the edges, measuring 28.8mm in diameter and 1.1mm in thickness. It has engraved decoration consisting of a large central trefoil, formed of three conjoined 6mm wide by 12mm long arms with rounded outer ends, overlying a serrated circle of 14mm diameter. On the reverse is a shallow integral central boss where the attachment loop was formerly affixed - this has substantially broken away but there is a stub of iron wire remaining. There is a similar (though undecorated) button in Read (2005, no. 4…
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Catton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-93DE50
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy button fragments. Four button fragments: the front of a flat plain discoid hollow button with bevelled rim, of diameter 25.6mm;A flat plain discoid button with a boss on the back for the loop [lost], of diameter 21.3mm; A hollow composite pressed metal button with the image of a water bird, squashed, of diameter 17.9mm, possibly retaining traces of white metal plating; and a pressed metal button front with a horse head motif on its raised centre and a broad flat rim, of diameter 21.2mm. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1850-1900. Combined Weight: 14.14gms
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-93C491
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy button fragment. Concavo-convex hollow button front with an incised hexagonal motif with radial lines at its angles; the back retains off-white cobncreted material. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1775-1850. Diameter: 14.6mm, Height: 6.1mm, Thickness: 0.9mm,Weight: 2.39gms
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-7C298E
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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3 post-medieval copper alloy buttons comprising: Solid plano-convex head decorated in counter-relief with "a clockwise eight-bladed impeller", integral rectangular shank with drilled perforation on reverse. Similar to Read 2005, no. 112. Diameter 13mm. Length 16mm. Solid, plano-convex head decorated with a central pellet surounded by radiating curved lines, integral rectangular shank with drilled perforation on reverse. Diameter 12mm. Height 16mm. Solid, bi-convex head, integral loop on reverse. Diameter 11mm. Height 14.5mm. 16th century.
Created on: Tuesday 14th March 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 14th March 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-6AD46C
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A set of 9 Post Medieval cast copper alloy discoidal buttons (AD 1600-1700). The buttons are circular in plan and the reverses are flat with an inner circle and iron loops. The buttons are decorated with half circles within two beaded loops Buttons of this type are made from a form of brass called tombac which patinates to a dull silver colour. The button measures 16.6mm diameter, 6.2mm thick and weighs 4.5 grams. These examples date to the 17th century and are probably from a shirt that has disintegrated away. Similar buttons are illustrated in Bailey, Buttons and Fasteners (2004) p3…
Created on: Monday 13th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 12th May 2017
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Record ID: NLM-69A7CE
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy button. Possibly die stamped hollow concavo-convex conical button front with a drawn and hammered wire loop brazed into its concave back. The front bears closely spaced lines running in a single direction; these appear as negative features on the back. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1800-1850. Diameter: 19.2mm, Height (overall): 13.0mm, Thickness (front): 0.7mm, Weight: 3.68gms
Created on: Monday 13th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-68E31B
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A post-medieval (1700-1800) copper alloy button, possibly military or royal livery as the obverse shows the royal arms, with a lion and unicorn (rampant) holding the royal shield with crown above and the legend "DIEU ET MON DOIT". It has a wire loop soldered on the reverse and a maker's mark which is illegible. The diameter is 27mm and the weight 5.55g.
Created on: Monday 13th March 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd May 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-6841AC
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably a copper alloy solid discoidal flat button decorated but now illegible dating 1700 - 1800AD. On the reverse the attachment loop has broken off. There are similar buttons in Bailey (9.46, 9.52 etc.) which are given an 18th century date. Bailey, G., 2004 Buttons and Fasteners 500BC - AD1840 Essex : Greenlight Publishing, 9.46, 9.52 etc.The diameter is 21mm and the weight 2.35g.
Created on: Monday 13th March 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 16th May 2017
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Record ID: NMS-4290ED
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy composite button comprising a hollow bi-convex head and an inserted wire loop. Solder joining the two halves of the head is visible. Cf. Read 2005, nos. 360-1, but without blow holes. Diameter 16mm. Length 21mm. 17th - early 18th century.
Created on: Saturday 11th March 2017
Last updated: Saturday 11th March 2017
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Record ID: NMS-427773
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy button comprising a solid plano-convex head and an integral non-drilled loop. Diameter 12mm. Length 9.5mm. 16th century.
Created on: Saturday 11th March 2017
Last updated: Saturday 11th March 2017
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Record ID: NMS-11EC3B
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
2 post-medieval copper alloy buttons, both comprising a solid bi-convex head with central nipple and integral non-drilled loop. Diameter both c.12mm. Lengths 14.5 and 15mm. 16th century.
Created on: Thursday 9th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th March 2017
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