old button or horse tack decoration?

Old Soul 71

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Found today in the same area as rifle lock plates and a 1849 large cent. About a inch in diameter and made of lead or white metal. Can anyone help date or tell me if it is indeed a button?
 

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creskol

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I think what you have is solid-cast flat button with what's known as a drilled shank, and it could well date to the early 1700s.
 
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Old Soul 71

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I think what you have is solid-cast flat button with what's known as a drilled shank, and it could well date to the early 1700s.

Thanks creskol ! That's crazy. The lock plates themselves amazed me alone . Being in central Illinois and as a remote area as this was ,it really makes one wonder who left these behind . Happy hunting!
 
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Very early button, congrats! :icon_thumleft:
 

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Great button and nice display piece
 

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