A fine example of a Revolutionary War American Artillery Officer's button. The excavated shell was originally crimped around a bone or wood back that has turned to dust long ago. Condition is far better than most that are found. There are a few small cracks around the 8 o'clock position and possibly a very very small loss near the cannon carrige. The back has been filled with wax to stabilize the button and prevent damage.
Wax can be removed simply by heating. Button measures a large 24.11mm.See photos for condition details. All buttons are guaranteed to be original and of the period indicated in the description. Please see our other listings of military buttons as well as other fine antique and collectible items. The item "REVOLUTIONARY WAR AMERICAN ARTILLERY OFFICER'S BUTTON ALBERTS# AY-1-A EXCAVATED" is in sale since Monday, March 23, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Buttons". The seller is "oldmanpreble" and is located in South Portland, Maine. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.