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.