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This little brass piece has a convex face on it. Slight bend from a plow. Found where some American Civil War items were recovered but most were reconstruction era items and coins. Really would like to solve this one, thanks for input.
 

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The back image shows the high ruff collar fashionable during Queen Elizabeth I's time, and the front, you can make out the choker-type ruff collar, both often worn by her in portraits, and there is a hint of royal headgear, so that's my guess, the front half of a two piece English button, of Queen Elizabeth I.
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Yes sir.........
 

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Over the years of my hitting antique shops looking for deals I've seen vintage jewelry a few time with a genuine silver coin stamped with a protruding face of a Art Nouveau woman. I've never been able to find out much about them and only assumed they were produced from around the later 19th to early 20th century?... I was only able to find this similar example on Etsy. Your item seems similar and maybe stamped out of a bronze token or coin?
 

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The back image shows the high ruff collar fashionable during Queen Elizabeth I's time, and the front, you can make out the choker-type ruff collar, both often worn by her in portraits, and there is a hint of royal headgear, so that's my guess, the front half of a two piece English button, of Queen Elizabeth I.
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Over the years of my hitting antique shops looking for deals I've seen vintage jewelry a few time with a genuine silver coin stamped with a protruding face of a Art Nouveau woman. I've never been able to find out much about them and only assumed they were produced from around the later 19th to early 20th century?... I was only able to find this similar example on Etsy. Your item seems similar and maybe stamped out of a bronze token or coin?
Ive never seen one of these. And I worked in a high end antique store. Now I want one. But I dont think that this is one. Thank you for the reply.
 
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The back image shows the high ruff collar fashionable during Queen Elizabeth I's time, and the front, you can make out the choker-type ruff collar, both often worn by her in portraits, and there is a hint of royal headgear, so that's my guess, the front half of a two piece English button, of Queen Elizabeth I. View attachment 1983381
I think I will call this one solved! Great answer. Thank you for the reply.
 
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Over the years of my hitting antique shops looking for deals I've seen vintage jewelry a few time with a genuine silver coin stamped with a protruding face of a Art Nouveau woman. I've never been able to find out much about them and only assumed they were produced from around the later 19th to early 20th century?... I was only able to find this similar example on Etsy. Your item seems similar and maybe stamped out of a bronze token or coin?
i have a watch fob with that same face.
 
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Over the years of my hitting antique shops looking for deals I've seen vintage jewelry a few time with a genuine silver coin stamped with a protruding face of a Art Nouveau woman. I've never been able to find out much about them and only assumed they were produced from around the later 19th to early 20th century?... I was only able to find this similar example on Etsy. Your item seems similar and maybe stamped out of a bronze token or coin?
That is the actual face/bust of the coin "popped out" to give it that appearance - not something added. They are also called Repousse coins. Here's an article about a book about them:


Most numismatist have probably seen Miss Liberty pop-outs, as well as a few Presidents, with Lincoln being the most common, but there are many more pop-outs that show fabulous images, such as animals, Indians, political, religious, Fraternal clubs, Foreign themes, etc. - all detailed and pictured in this booklet.

Many pop-outs were made into jewelry, such as fobs, rings, pins, brooches, pendants, cuff links, etc.
 
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I scanned through the Big Book of Buttons and saw this one and thought it might be a match to yours. It is titled "Mary Stuart" - or Mary, Queen of Scots.
That’s it exactly!
 
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I scanned through the Big Book of Buttons and saw this one and thought it might be a match to yours. It is titled "Mary Stuart" - or Mary, Queen of Scots.
Wow! What a find!! Thank you so much. Nearly an exact match.
 
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