Metal Buttons 900BC - 1700 AD by Brian Read
Metal Buttons c.900 BC – c.AD 1700. 2nd edition by Brian Read
This book examines and identifies metal button-like objects and buttons dating between 900 BC & 1700 AD and are subjected to a detailed manufactory analysis, each being described in both text & illustrations. Although not foolproof, this information is essential for the detectorist, dress historian, button collector, archaeologist or anyone with an interest in dating a particular button.