British military buttons (9) excavated at Fort Lennox

Object Number: 
INV.6196.45-53
Date: 
1800-1820
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
largest: 5/8 in. ( 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: (45-52), on front: "HONI . SOIT . QUI . MAL . Y . PENSE . /60" (60th Regiment, Royal Americans) stamped: (53), on front: "HONI . SOIT . QUI . MAL . Y . PENSE . /60"; on back: "FIRMIN & CO. /STRAND"
Description: 
Pewter British military buttons; dome-shaped; regiment number bordered by a circle in the shape of a belt; inscription enclosd inside belt; British crown atop circle.
Gallery Label: 
These buttons were excavated in 1927 by the Field Exploration Commitee at Fort Lennox, a British fort on Isle aux Noix in the Richelieu River in Quebec, Canada. Built during the Revolutionary War, the fort served as a base for the British expeditions on Lake Champlain in 1813 and against Plattsburgh in 1814. The buttons were worn on the vests of privates serving in the 60th Regiment, which was known as the Royal Americans although the regiment was raised in Britain.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group