White metal Military Buttons

These buttons are cast and made from white metal (light colored alloys). The eye and flat disk are cast as one piece and the mold seam is visible. The face can be plain or have a molded design. Nineteenth century examples can have a script letter "I," or "U S," indicating General Service coat buttons of the militia in the War of 1812.


Clothing, Fasteners, Metal

AAS Catalog Number

(L to R): 2004-570-18-3-2, 2005-602-16-3-7, 2004-666-23-3-21

General Provenience

Lot 35 Tavern and Lot 9 Tavern