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  1. #1
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    Aug 2008
    Virginia
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    old button--need help

    THIS BUTTON WAS FOUND IN A C.S. CAMP BUT I NEED HELP TO TRY TO IDENTIFY IT.A SILVER LOUISIANA COAT BUTTON A VIRGINIA COAT BUTTON ALSO WAS FOUND CLOSE BY ALONG WITH SEVERAL FLAT BUTTONS.THIS BUTTON IS A CUFF WITH NO BACK MARK JUST SOME LITTLE SLASH MARKS THE BEST THAT I CAN TELL.IT HAS A BUST PROFILE ON WHAT LOOKS TO BE A STONE OF BLACK GLASS,THE SIDE OF THE BUTTON HAS A WAVE STYLE TO IT.ANY HELP WOULD BE OF GREAT HELP.
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  2. #2
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    Re: old button--need help

    The profile looks a bit like that of Napoleon III (a.k.a. Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte), the French emperor c . 1852-70.

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    Re: old button--need help

    Quote Originally Posted by PBK
    The profile looks a bit like that of Napoleon III (a.k.a. Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte), the French emperor c . 1852-70.


    Beat me to it again.

    Late Victorian
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
    How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
    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.

  4. #4
    us
    Aug 2008
    Virginia
    GARRETT GTAx 550
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    Re: old button--need help

    SO DO YOU THINK THAT THIS BUTTON WOULD HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE CIVIL WAR.ALSO THE BLACK PIECE ON THE BUTTON, DO YOU THINK IT WOULD BE BLACK GLASS OR MAYBE BLACK PEARL.DO YOU THINK THAT THIS BUTTON HAS ANY VALUE.
    ------THANKS-----

  5. #5

    Re: old button--need help

    Quote Originally Posted by fortbball9
    SO DO YOU THINK THAT THIS BUTTON WOULD HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE CIVIL WAR.ALSO THE BLACK PIECE ON THE BUTTON, DO YOU THINK IT WOULD BE BLACK GLASS OR MAYBE BLACK PEARL.DO YOU THINK THAT THIS BUTTON HAS ANY VALUE.
    ------THANKS-----
    I think later than CW. Most likely glass, but would need to handle it. It worth want anyone willing to pay
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
    How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
    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.

 

 

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