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  1. #1

    May 2012
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    Have you ever seen a button like this?

    I think it was a two piece button. The back of it is missing, so I'm not 100% sure.

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  2. #2

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    By style looks Art Nouveau. 1890-1910.

  3. #3
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    I have no Idea, but a lot of button experts frequent this section.
    You may want to post a pic of the back, I'm sure someone will ask.
    Nice find by the way.
    As always...Love Silver...but going for the Gold!

  4. #4

    May 2012
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    The back of it.
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  5. #5

    May 2012
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    Sorry, this is the back.

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  6. #6

    May 2012
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    I think it might be the Greek god Mercury.

  7. #7
    us
    Oct 2009
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    Yes, it looks like Mercury, but it could also be Minerva. Does it attract a magnet? Neat find, Breezie
    Every time I watch Gone With The Wind, I think we're gonna win this time!

  8. #8
    us
    Oct 2009
    North Carolina
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    Yes, it looks like Mercury, but it could also be Minerva. Those types of button are known as 'pictorial' buttons. Does it attract a magnet? Neat find, Breezie
    Every time I watch Gone With The Wind, I think we're gonna win this time!

  9. #9

    May 2012
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    Doesn't attract a magnet.

  10. #10
    us
    Oct 2009
    North Carolina
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    Quote Originally Posted by JWT70 View Post
    Doesn't attract a magnet.
    Since it doesn't attract a magnet, it maybe made of brass. You might want to GOOGLE 2 pc. pictorial buttons to see if you can find a close match. Breezie
    Every time I watch Gone With The Wind, I think we're gonna win this time!

  11. #11
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    Dec 2004
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    It looks like a patriot. I have never seen this button and it looks interesting. The only thing I can say that may help is that it appears to have been a 2 piece button and the back may have rusted off. I am told that thin ferrous button backs usually signify 20th century (if its a button and if the back was ferrous).

    Tinned iron back 2 piece buttons were manufactured in the 1800s but the metal was much thicker and didnt rust away so easily. A rusted away steel back brass face button usually means 20th century.

  12. #12

    May 2012
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    I believe it is Mercury. I thought it was a patriot when I first found it, but the man has wings on his helmet. I believe it is 1800s because of the Indian heads that I've found in the area.

  13. #13
    us
    Dec 2004
    South Florida
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    Quote Originally Posted by JWT70 View Post
    I believe it is Mercury. I thought it was a patriot when I first found it, but the man has wings on his helmet. I believe it is 1800s because of the Indian heads that I've found in the area.
    Do you see any remains of a steel back or rust? I think the only way it could be late 1800s civilian is if a brass back seperated and fell off.

    Heres Minerva with wings. Hard to judge the size but yours looks larger than a quarter.
    (yours)looks like a large fashion button.
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  14. #14

    May 2012
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    That is real similar

 

 

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