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    Early cuff button from 1808-1816 Fort. Possible Revolutionary or Washington.

    Thirteen arrows extending from a 13 pointed star. Thick outline. No back mark, shank intact. One piece struck. Circle in the middle of sun/star. 12.76 mm. Recovered at a pre-1812 fort. Not in Alberts. Thinking Revolutionary War period or early state militias, but can find no info. Any help appreciated. Image in tenths of an inch.

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    I've never seen that design but it's SWEET looking!!!! CONGRATZ...
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    Awesome button
    hope you get an ID
    Congrats
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    Wow that puppy looks old freakin cool find
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    In what area did you find it? I ask because I think I have one like that if I can find it.
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    Awesome button recovery!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony in SC View Post
    In what area did you find it? I ask because I think I have one like that if I can find it.
    North Alabama. Could be troop movement. If you find it, PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColtsPop View Post
    North Alabama. Could be troop movement. If you find it, PM me.
    You mean, "Upper Alabama"...

    I always tell people I was born in LA - Lower Alabama (Mobile).

    Sorry, couldn't resist. I think your button is civilian. The sunburst motif was popular at the turn of the 19th C.

    Also, IMO, many of what we 'cuff buttons' are actually vest or waistcoat buttons - not that there's any real difference in the size.
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    Nice save. Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCMatt View Post
    You mean, "Upper Alabama"...

    I always tell people I was born in LA - Lower Alabama (Mobile).

    Sorry, couldn't resist. I think your button is civilian. The sunburst motif was popular at the turn of the 19th C.

    Also, IMO, many of what we 'cuff buttons' are actually vest or waistcoat buttons - not that there's any real difference in the size.


    Hey I'm in the other Lower Alabama aka Panama City, Florida aka FLA aka F...ing Lower Alabama...........
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    Matt, I have been doing a study on the buttons I have recovered at this site - and you are right, the variation is minimal when you start talking about size. Unless you have an actual piece of clothing you can’t know what the button was used for. BTW, an archaeologist friend of mine agrees with your civilian assessment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffuries View Post
    Hey I'm in the other Lower Alabama aka Panama City, Florida aka FLA aka F...ing Lower Alabama...........

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    Awesome find man. Congrats!

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    That is a nice button, especially way down south where you are. I have some similar ones, but smaller and they are civilian patterns last quarter of the 18th century to first quarter of the 19th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    That is a nice button, especially way down south where you are. I have some similar ones, but smaller and they are civilian patterns last quarter of the 18th century to first quarter of the 19th.
    Could they have been militia used?

 

 
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