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British military button excavated in Canada

British military button excavated in Canada
Title
British military button excavated in Canada
Date 
1790-1815
Medium 
Pewter
Dimensions 
Overall: 5/8 in. ( 1.6 cm )
Description 
Pewter military button; foliate inscription enclosed by starburst in center of button; encircled by inscription on edge.
Object Number 
INV.6280.26
Marks 
stamped: (26), inside starburst: "GR"; at edge: "ROYAL VOLUNTEERS"
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 probably worn by a private who served in one of the Canadian militias.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group