Buttons & Bells - 14
Buttons - 13
Button
with wire shank

BU01

Object
:
Button
Culture:
Medieval - 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: England, UK
Material: tin?
Size:
16mm diameter
Weight: 1.14g

Notes
: Ball-shaped button similar to Item 1384 found at Trig Lane, London. Hollow button with a protruding wire loop. There is a slight ridge around the circumference.
Button
with shank 1

BU02

Object
:
Button
Culture:
Early medieval 10th-12th century
Country/Area of Origin: Kiev, West Ukraine
Material: bronze, gold gilding
Size:
9mm diameter
Weight: 2.42g

Notes: Solid bronze button, cast with integral loop and small round protruding nipple. found during excavations in the west of Ukraine. "This button is the period of Kievan Rus. They belong to the 10th-12th century."
Button
with shank 2

BU03

Object
:
Button
Culture:
Early medieval 10th-12th century
Country/Area of Origin: Kiev, West Ukraine
Material: bronze, gold gilding
Size:
9mm diameter
Weight: 2.65g

Notes: Solid bronze button, cast with integral loop and small round protruding nipple. found during excavations in the west of Ukraine. "This button is the period of Kievan Rus. They belong to the 10th-12th century."
Button
with shank

BU04

Object
:
Button
Culture:
Early medieval
Country/Area of Origin: Ukraine.
Material: gold gilding
Size:
4mm diameter
Weight: 0.54g

Notes: Found during excavations in the west of Ukraine. Ball-shaped button similar to Item 1377 found at Billingsgate Lorry park, Lower Thames Street, London. Solid, cast button with a protruding integral round loop. "These buttons are the period of Kievan Rus. They belong to the 10th-12th century."
Button
with shank
BU05


Object
:
Button
Culture:
Tudor
Country/Area of Origin: England, UK
Material:
Size:
11mm diameter on face.
Weight: 3.02g

Notes: Disc shaped, cast button measuring 11mm on the face x 5mm thick on the body and 9mm shank. The face is decorated with a raised circular swirl and a protruding central nipple. Very fine condition.
Button
with shank

BU06


Object
:
Button
Culture: Medieval
Country/Area of Origin: England, UK
Material: Bronze
Size: 10mm diameter body
Weight: 1.37g

Notes: Button has a domed body and an integral cast shank which narrows at its apex. Button is plain and undecorated. Described as: Superb Medieval buttons one silver one bronze both found in England L80w. Provenance: from old English collection.
Button
with shank

BU13

Object
: Button
Culture: Medieval
Country/Area of Origin: England, UK
Material: Silver
Size: 15mm x 7mm
Weight: 2.85g

Notes: Button has a spherical body and an integral cast shank which is uniform in thickness. Button is plain and undecorated. Described as: Superb Medieval buttons one silver one bronze both found in England L80w. Provenance: from old English collection.

Button
with wire shank
BU07

Object: Button
Culture:
Medieval/Tudor
Country/Area of Origin: UK
Material: Copper alloy
Size:
10mm diameter
Weight: 1.41g

Notes:
Ball-shaped button similar to Item 1384 found at Trig Lane, London. Traces of silver gild or tinning are present. Hollow button with a protruding wire loop. There is a slight ridge around the circumference. Almost identical to button BU01 in this collection dated at 14th century. Provenance from an old private collection in uncleaned condition found in UK. L440.

Button
with wire shank
BU08

Object: Button
Culture:
Medieval
Country/Area of Origin: UK
Material: copper alloy
Size: 10mm diameter

Weight: 0.97g

Notes: Button is hollow and has a singular shaft with a loop attached to the inner centre. Medieval/Tudor copper alloy button in uncleaned condition found in UK. L440
from an old private collection. Similar to button 1384, Billinsgate Lorry Park, Lower Thames, Museum of London Dress Accessories, Egan & Pritchard.

Button
with wire shank
BU09

Object: Button
Culture:
Medieval 14th - 15th century
Country/Area of Origin: England
Material: bronze
Size:
ball 5mm diameter, overall 8mm length
Weight: 0.3g

Notes: Spherical ball button, solid cast with wire loop shank soldered. No decoration or markings are present. Described as :"From an old collection. Bronze button found in England L272. uncleaned condition." Similar
to button 1377, Billinsgate Lorry Park, Lower Thames, Museum of London Dress Accessories, Egan & Pritchard.

Button
with shank
BU10

Object: Button
Culture:
Medieval 14th - 15th century
Country/Area of Origin: England
Material: bronze
Size:
12mm ball, 15mm total length
Weight: 4.08g

Notes: Solid cast button with integral shank. Stem of the shank in plain and undecorated. The button surface is plain and undecorated. The hole is complete and unbroken. Button found in England uncleaned condition. L95a.

Button
with shank
BU11

Object: Button
Culture:
Roman/Medieval. 14th - 15th century.
Country/Area of Origin: Durham County, England
Material: Copper alloy
Size:
10mm diameter, 15mm length
Weight: 1.53g

Notes: Button body is slightly domed with an integral cast shank which is circular. The button loop is complete and unbroken. Although the button was found in a Roman area, the style, size and type are consistant with later, medieval finds. Found on Dere Street course of a Roman road in Durham County, England in the 1970s by seller's father L299. Described as "Nice little Roman copper alloy button, intact."

Button
with shank
BU12

Object: Button
Culture:
Medieval. 14th - 15th century
Country/Area of Origin: England
Material: Copper alloy
Size:
9mm diameter, 10mm entire
Weight: 1.46g

Notes:
Button body is slightly domed with an integral cast shank which is circular. The button loop is complete and unbroken. Sold as "Found in England, uncleaned condition. L272"

Bells -1
Bell
with decorated lower half

BE01

Object
:
Bell
Culture:
Medieval
Country/Area of Origin: England, UK
Material:
Size:
20mm
Weight: 2.08g

Notes: Bell is in working condition. Shank is cast as an integral part of the bell. Upper section is undecorated, lower part has twin diagonal ridges and a series of 4 paralell lines towards the bell opening. Base of the bell has two openings, one large terminating in circular ends and an opening crossing without circular ends.

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