I think it’s a button?

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Pete E
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I found this earlier today while out with the Nox. It came up as an 11 in Field 2.

I am pretty sure it’s a button, but in the hand it feels quite heavy for its size and the eye seems a bit on the large size compared to the usual wire eyes I come across on most buttons I find.

I would be grateful for any thoughts or comments,

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Hi Pete nice to see you have touched down . :D
Yes I`m confident with that loop on the rear its a button. Probably a cast Georgian or Victorian one with a Pewter/alloy mix maybe ?
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That time period would match most of the finds off the field, but thought I would double check!
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It could be a lead one and might therefore be earlier. I've found similar ish ones that were late 17th to mid 18th century :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:53 pm It could be a lead one and might therefore be earlier. I've found similar ish ones that were late 17th to mid 18th century :thumbsup:
I don't think it's lead, could very well be pewter or some other lead alloy...it's only a button but a nice change to the usual tombac buttons I usually find....
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Here`s two handy little button references if you want to copy them into your file references>
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Thanks for those...useful terms and descriptive details to help dating. it is amazing how complex seemingly simple subjects are once you get into them. Detecting has amassed lots of experts and studies of objects from buttons, to bag seals and lead tokens etc etc which, prior to detecting, were not given a great deal of attention by archies. Something the detecting community doesn't get enough credit for IMO. The media and the anti-detecting groups always portray the 'treasure' aspect and ignore the less glam interests that go alongside.
One of the endearing things about The Detectorists was this wider interest was also shown and it wasn't just about treasure....Terry and his buttons, Young Hugh and his shrapnel. :lol:

I agree with Cath on the date of Pete's button. I have a field that kicks up 17th century stuff more than anything else and I have found very similar ones to this.
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There`s one particular metal 4 hole type with a dip in the midle that do my swede in, that crop up everywhere. (where`s the angry smiley when you need one ?) :o
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