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U. S. Infantry Officer's Button
Item #: 24w1812
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This is another super condition excavated War of 1812 era, infantry officers 1 piece button. Made around 1812-1815. Large coat size with extremely fine features. Showing in super detail, a little off center, the eagle holding in its beak a ribbon with "PRO PATRIA" and the trophy of flags below, with INFY. "PRO PATRIA" is latin and means one's country. Does have a few scuffs, but does not detract at all. The back has the great early backmark of Peasley over a ghost mark of "TREBLE GILT/ ORANGE. The shank is tight and complete. Does show some crusty tarnish on it. Rare in any condition.
This button is assuradly a Sheffield silver plated copper, blank planchat button, imported to the states, where Peasley put his die stamp impression and great early backmark on. Just a super cool button with great history to it.
Backmark: ""*A.M.Peasley*/Boston" rm(26mm)
Ref: Albert GI51J. -
Not for Sale