Bone Button Waste

This animal bone strip with six drilled perforations represents the waste from the production of bone buttons or counters, which had a multitude of uses. Similar examples have been recovered from Norwich (1400-1600) and Beeston Castle, Cheshire (mid 17th Century) among numerous others. Bone buttons and numerous other objects carved from bone (including- instrument tuning pegs, bobbins, gaming pieces, cutlery handles) were also excavated from the site.

  • Object Type: 15th to 17th Century Bone Waste
  • Origin Year: 15th to 17th Century
  • Dimensions: 65mm x 25mm x 4mm
  • Materials: Bone,