Dating royal artillery buttons

The button probably dates from the mid 17th century.Copper alloy button in the form of a Roman radiate of Postumus.

Royal Garrison Battalion, 1799-1816 The first Royal Garrison Battalion was a Provincial corps raised in 1779 in North America.

19th – early 20th century Copper alloy flat circular button with a silvered or tinned decorated front surface.

The back of the button is plain and undecorated with a small mark at the centre where the attachment loop would have been.

The obverse bust and inscription are clearly hammered through from the reverse, like a 'brockage'.

The button is missing its loop on the back but there is corrosion in the area where it would have been attached.

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