🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Possible Eagle Bridle Boss? Civil War?

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This specimen was found on a site that has produced artifacts from the Civil War. The material is unknown, but patinated like brass while retaining a aluminum or stainless like gloss. This appears to be an eagle facing left without a shield against a lined field. On the back, stars are visible above the eagle’s head. It measures 34.5mm in diameter. Initial thought was a bridle boss, but have not seen a similar example. Purpose, age, other examples appreciated.
 

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This specimen was found on a site that has produced artifacts from the Civil War. The material is unknown, but patinated like brass while retaining a aluminum or stainless like gloss. This appears to be an eagle facing left without a shield against a lined field. On the back, stars are visible above the eagle’s head. It measures 34.5mm in diameter. Initial thought was a bridle boss, but have not seen a similar example. Purpose, age, other examples appreciated.
Whatever it is, it’s Navy related
 
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Agree it is Navy, in fact I never noticed the anchor. Matt, can you tell me how you created that image?
 
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I looked for this button for a while and didn't find a match. However, I did see several other buttons from the CW era that were 35mm - including Goodyear's patent Navy buttons. So 35mm buttons, while not common, were made back then. I'm fairly confident it's a button front.

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