Possibly part of a button?

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This was found a little while back and I presumed that it was just the front part of a two piece button. I thought I'd better double check.

It was a 12 - 13 signal on the Equinox and it was found around 4 inches deep in ridge and furrow. I'm not really sure what metal it's made from, posibly pewter? I don't think it's copper as I'd have expected it to read higher numbers.

Is it just a button front? Any thoughts on it's age? :thumbsup:
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It doesn't seem to be a button. :?
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Thanks Ian. I've been looking on the PAS site and the pewter buttons that I've seen so far appear to be one piece. I'll find a match eventually. :thumbsup:

Edit: I misread your reply. :thumbsup:
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Maybe it is a cap off something?
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Easylife wrote: Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:51 pm Maybe it is a cap off something?
That's also a possibility. :?:
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Hi Andy,

Interesting item...I wonder if it could be part of a decorative stud or mount? Or even part of some sort of broach?
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Pete E wrote: Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:53 pm Hi Andy,

Interesting item...I wonder if it could be part of a decorative stud or mount? Or even part of some sort of broach?
It could be Pete. :thumbsup:
Easylife wrote: Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:00 pm It's very similar to this - https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/924628
Wow, how on earth did you find that Ian? It does look quite similar in shape, although a little larger. :thumbsup:
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Whoooo GOOD ID Ian, I think its close enough to be the same .👌
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A cast lead alloy object of uncertain function probably of post-medieval date (c. 1500-1600).
Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410
Period of reuse: UNKNOWN
So it's possibly Roman and has been repurposed?
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