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Trad

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Sorry the pictures aren't better. I will try to upload additional pics this evening. For size reference the piece is similar in size to a Three-Cent piece.

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Relicgrubber

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button with Hourglass design, missing the shank:dontknow:
 
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Red-Coat

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Neat find.

I think you'll find it's a 'Memento Mori' wax seal stamp missing its handle. With a bit of enhancement to your picture, I believe I can see the word "TIME" (at the 'top', as presented here) but in reverse letters, as would be the case for a seal stamp:

Time.jpg

Here's the positive impressed result from a similar one, with the hourglass and the inscription "TIME IS SHORT". This one was said to be Georgian, but with no evidence to support. Victorian would be more likely, I think.

Memento Mori.jpg
 
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Lenrac2

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Neat find.

I think you'll find it's a 'Memento Mori' wax seal stamp missing its handle. With a bit of enhancement to your picture, I believe I can see the word "TIME" (at the 'top', as presented here) but in reverse letters, as would be the case for a seal stamp:

View attachment 1948069

Here's the positive impressed result from a similar one, with the hourglass and the inscription "TIME IS SHORT". This one was said to be Georgian, but with no evidence to support. Victorian would be more likely, I think.

View attachment 1948070

You are amazing Redcoat! We are lucky to have you!
 
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CRUSADER

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Agreed 19th C Wax Seal
 
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