Found this button today...REV WAR OR 18OOs?

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Its a cool find either way...
 

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looks close to example H in the British Navy Lieutenant section of Troiani’s book.
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Not really, look closer. The Rose within a Rose is at a slant angle within all those examples. The OP's Rose within a Rose looks more like layers of petals, not at an angle.
Also, the construction looks post 1800s (at least) & interestingly it looks to have a repaired shank put on later.
To me its mid-1800s civilian.
 
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You want to hear the funny thing ...Came out of a British REV WAR Camp Site dump...Just my luck! Numerous REV WAR buttons came out from there...I go find a 1800s button in a British REV WAR Camp dump...
 

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You want to hear the funny thing ...Came out of a British REV WAR Camp Site dump...Just my luck! Numerous REV WAR buttons came out from there...I go find a 1800s button in a British REV WAR Camp dump...
Slightly gutting but it highlights why proper ID's come first, not the Site information which can skew judgement. (not saying you done this, just generally on here) I always try & instill that the finds are the clue/clues not the location. Sometimes location can help but it mostly hinders peoples views, I think location should be shared 'after' all avenues of research have ended on the item/coin. Then you can start the speculation.
 
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You want to hear the funny thing ...Came out of a British REV WAR Camp Site dump...Just my luck! Numerous REV WAR buttons came out from there...I go find a 1800s button in a British REV WAR Camp dump...
prolly would have found 1700s button with the Legend :) All kidding aside, sweet find. Very cool design and a great save, thanks for posting
 

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