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#1 trenchbuff

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 09:55 AM

Found this little button, if that's even what it is, in a box of assorted military items from all time periods.  I've posted it under Revolutionary War, but don't really know what time period it could be from.  It's about 5/8" diameter, looks to b made of iron and depicts an eagle clutching a cannon.  The shank is flat and has no hole in it so not sure what or how it was used.  Anyone have any idea about this piece?

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#2 atb

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 09:56 AM

American? With a crown?


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#3 trenchbuff

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 10:24 AM

Maybe Colonial, Maybe Mexican from the Mexican- American War?  or maybe not American at all.  Just looking for a little enlightenment, that's all.



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 03:52 PM

It's French. War of 1812 era.

 

 

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 04:05 PM

Thanks for solving the mystery dag.  Somehow ended up in a box of early US items, Civil War and earlier.  Mods may decide to remove since it turned out to be French.



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 04:18 PM

Identified as French, non-US Militaria

 

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