British military button excavated in Canada

Object Number: 
INV.6280.27
Date: 
1790-1815
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 in. ( 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: (27), on front: "GR" (Royal cypher of King George III)
Description: 
Brass military button; dome-shaped; British crown above foliate inscription.
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 soldier who served in one of the Canadian militias.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group