British military button excavated in Canada

Object Number: 
INV.6280.9
Date: 
1770-1815
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 in. ( 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: (9), on front: "43" (British 43rd Regiment)
Description: 
Pewter military button; regiment number on front bordered by wreath.
Gallery Label: 
This button was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee in Ontario, Canada along the Niagara River near Fort George, a British fort built in 1795. The regiment was possibly encamped along the river.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group