Unusual teardrop button?

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Unusual teardrop button?

Post by Easylife » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:09 pm

Found on a stubble field at 4 inches. I assume it is a button but can find any reference to this teardrop shape apart from the Roman ones which this design may be later based upon. Made of cast solid copper alloy incorporating a separate loop shank. It is quite small at 9mm diameter x 15mm long and has a bit of a Medieval look about it and appears to have file marks on all the edges. Any reference to similar or idea about age?
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Re: Unusual teardrop button?

Post by fred » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:46 pm

It looks like an ordinary tombac button which has been modified for some long forgotten reason. :D
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Re: Unusual teardrop button?

Post by Easylife » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:55 pm

fred wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:46 pm
It looks like an ordinary tombac button which has been modified for some long forgotten reason. :D
It does now you mention it, that's probably it. ::g
I often forget that finds may have been modified. x;
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Re: Unusual teardrop button?

Post by Koala » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:00 pm

Looks like a leaf cufflink and the vein lines on the front have worn off ??

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Re: Unusual teardrop button?

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Re: Unusual teardrop button?

Post by Easylife » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:13 am

Koala wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:00 pm
Looks like a leaf cufflink and the vein lines on the front have worn off ??
Hi K, I also considered the possibility of being a cuff link but due to no very similar reference I think most likely a filed down broken tombac button, perhaps it was made into a cufflink? x;
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Re: Unusual teardrop button?

Post by Blackadder43 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:56 am

Looks like someones poor attempt at making an "Iron" shaped piece for the game of monopoly
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Re: Unusual teardrop button?

Post by Easylife » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:04 am

Blackadder43 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:56 am
Looks like someones poor attempt at making an "Iron" shaped piece for the game of monopoly
Strangely that thought also passed my mind. x; :D
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Post by leslie(nova scotia) » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:11 am

Well youz it does look like a teardrop.....does it coincide with the day me bouy?

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Post by Easylife » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:27 am

leslie(nova scotia) wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:11 am
Well youz it does look like a teardrop.....does it coincide with the day me bouy?
Maybe if it's ironing day? :D
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Re: Unusual teardrop button?

Post by Phil2401 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:09 am

Is it just me, or does the twisted shank look maybe a bit too large / chunky for a typical button? Thoughts that it might be part of some sort of toggle for fastening heavier materials than clothing - but no idea what...

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