Button of Arthur Kett Barclay

Photo: Surrey County Council CC By SA2.0
Object type: Button
Period: Post Medieval
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 07/04/2022
Location: Mole Valley, Surrey


A 19th century button depicting a bishop’s mitre and legend IN CRUCE SPERO, which is the motto of the Barclay family of Bury Hill, Dorking (near the find site). Given the date of the button, it is most probably attributable to Arthur Kett Barclay. He ran a brewing company and was a keen astronomer, having an observatory built at the family home.