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British military buttons (4) excavated in Canada

British military buttons (4) excavated in Canada
Title
British military buttons (4) excavated in Canada
Date 
1805-1815
Medium 
Pewter
Dimensions 
largest: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
Description 
Pewter military buttons; three plumes flanked by inscription inside scroll; regiment number at bottom; three buttons have maker's marks inscribed on back.
Object Number 
INV.6280.20-23
Marks 
stamped: (20), inside scroll on front: "ICH DIEN"; bottom front: "100" (100th British Regiment, Prince Regent's County of Dublin Regiment) stamped: (21-23), inside scroll on front: "ICH DIEN"; bottom front: "100"; back: "I. NUTTING/KING. ST/COVENT GARDEN"
Gallery Label 
These buttons were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee in Ontario, Canada along the Niagara River near Fort George, a British fort built in 1795. The buttons were worn by soldiers of the 100th Regiment who were stationed in a camp outside the fort. The large button was worn on a private's coat. The regiment was raised in County Dublin, Ireland in 1805, was stationed in Canada when war began in 1812, and took part in the battle of Chippewa on July 5, 1814.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group