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Probably New York mahogany, white pine, yellow poplar, other inlays
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stamped: (27), on front: "GR" (Royal cypher of King George III)
Brass military button; dome-shaped; British crown above foliate inscription.
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 soldier who served in one of the Canadian militias.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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