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    Mysterious colonial pewter button ID? Militia?

    I found this pewter button in an area of N. NJ that has yielded a number of 18th century artifacts from several homesites. Iím wondering what the small number 17 over large letter LD inside an 8-sided star mean?

    The only other military Iíve found in the area is an 1812
    Artillery button.

    Any ideas are welcome Click image for larger version. 

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    Interesting find!

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    It is British Revolutionary War 17th Light Dragoons' button. They served throughout the war. It is a very hard to get item. It is not War of 1812. By then most of their military buttons had backmarks. Congrats!
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