Buttons & Bells
Button
with wire shank


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.
Button
with shank 1


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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.
Bell
with decorated lower half


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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