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    ARCHER BUTTON??? YOU GUYS ARE THE EXPERTS

    I dug this button out of the soil very close to The Bronx River. Lots of history up there. I let it soak in oil and then picked it with a toothpick.
    I have probably repeated this process 3 or 4 times. It was recommended that I post it here because you guys are the experts.
    What is the age and name of this button? Where did it come from?
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    found this Scotland militia button c1800 which is similar
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    and this Scottish coatee button c1800 as well
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    The back mark may shed some light on the age, research that and it may lead to an answer
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    OK, you have a British Crown at the top that dates it to circa 1830. You have 2 crossed arrows, normally associated with a Livery Button, & 2 Thistles that point to a Scottish Militia. There is also another object across the centre that I can't make out.
    When you get combinations of Livery & Militia, its because the head of that militia was a landed Gent. Those are all the clues, but without any letters, it will take the right person to get this one.
    Email this guy & update us, although its a pretty tough one;
    Online Database of Early British Military Buttons
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    I believe the other object across the middle is the bow for the arrows, oriented with the string down.
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    The top button in this image is a "Royal Company of Archers" button circa 1785. I can't find an older one on line but I suspect that's what you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCMatt View Post
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    The top button in this image is a "Royal Company of Archers" button circa 1785. I can't find an older one on line but I suspect that's what you have.

    DCMatt
    Good chance, but it won't be older than 1785;
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Company_of_Archers
    See above 1822 fits better, if the ID is correct.
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    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

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    Thanks Cru,,
    A fellow TNetter who really likes and knows his buttons, suggested that it may an "Archer" button. However, I haven't been able to find this exact button in any book or on any website.
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCMatt View Post
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    The top button in this image is a "Royal Company of Archers" button circa 1785. I can't find an older one on line but I suspect that's what you have.

    DCMatt
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    Quote Originally Posted by against the wind View Post
    Thanks Cru,,
    A fellow TNetter who really likes and knows his buttons, suggested that it may an "Archer" button. However, I haven't been able to find this exact button in any book or on any website.
    Thanks
    Because it might not be in any, did you try that contact?
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

 

 

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