✅ SOLVED Uk Buttons

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Good morning ive been digging buttons…! I love digging them, but wondered if any one could give any info as to possible age… no makers marks on these, all from field in uk, probably about 8 inches down.. first 2 are 2.5 cm across. Second two.. silver 1cm across, fancy one 3.5 cm across.. i know its a long shot, but thanks for looking x
 

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1st one with the slight broken shank is interesting to me as I've not seen that exact type before. I would put it in the 18th C bracket.
2nd one with the large amount of rust is not a button but an 18th C Horse Harness Mount.
3rd Silver Plate with Script letters needs further research & is the best of the bunch. Early 1800s Militia/Military Officers Button.
4th - 1750-80 Dandy Button - but a nice plated decorated example.
 
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1st one with the slight broken shank is interesting to me as I've not seen that exact type before. I would put it in the 18th C bracket.
2nd one with the large amount of rust is not a button but an 18th C Horse Harness Mount.
3rd Silver Plate with Script letters needs further research & is the best of the bunch. Early 1800s Militia/Military Officers Button.
4th - 1750-80 Dandy Button - but a nice plated decorated example.
Wow!! Thank you so much for such detailed answer! Amazing!! I look at the id charts but still doesnt mean much to me! There is so much to learn x honestly love ur answer so thank you!! (Other half is devastated as he found the horse boss nd convinced himself it was a Roman button 😂) bless him!!
 
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Wow!! Thank you so much for such detailed answer! Amazing!! I look at the id charts but still doesnt mean much to me! There is so much to learn x honestly love ur answer so thank you!! (Other half is devastated as he found the horse boss nd convinced himself it was a Roman button 😂) bless him!!
Roman in Britain didn't have buttons as such, only fastenings/toggles.
 
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As usual, Crusader called it on the 3rd button. The script letters appear to be consistent with other militia type buttons around the turn of the 19th C. To my eye the letters are M I R.

R could be Rangers or Rifles? I for Infantry? M for the place they come from?

This one is for the Loyal Nottingham Volunteers 1794 - 1808. There are other similar examples but I did see any "M I R". Perhaps if you are more specific about where you found it, we could narrow it down a bit.

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As usual, Crusader called it on the 3rd button. The script letters appear to be consistent with other militia type buttons around the turn of the 19th C. To my eye the letters are M I R.

R could be Rangers or Rifles? I for Infantry? M for the place they come from?

This one is for the Loyal Nottingham Volunteers 1794 - 1808. There are other similar examples but I did see any "M I R". Perhaps if you are more specific about where you found it, we could narrow it down a bit.
Could be MIR
Normally the M is the place name.
 
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