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British military button excavated in Canada

British military button excavated in Canada
Title
British military button excavated in Canada
Date 
1780-1815
Medium 
Pewter
Dimensions 
Overall: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
Description 
Pewter military button; regiment number inscribed on front and maker's mark on back; roped border design.
Object Number 
INV.6280.24
Marks 
stamped: (24), on front: "8"; on back: "I. NUTTING & SON/KING. ST. /COVENT. GARDEN" (8th British Regiment, King's Regiment)
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 button was worn on the coat of a private in the 8th Regiment who was stationed in a camp along the river. The regiment was stationed in Canada beginning in 1768 and continuing through the War of 1812.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group