Dating colonial buttons
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As you can see in the photo it is in near perfect condition with some silver wash showing on the rim.It measure's approximately 3-1/4" long and 1- 1/2" at it's widest. Civil war period militia martingale device, lead filled, excavated at the furious Cavalry fight at Haws Shop, Virginia.The devices were worn on saddle and horse harnesses and blanket straps. The button was made of two pieces, a front shell upon which the device was struck, and a back plate to which a wire eyelet or loop shank was fastened by brazing.The two parts were fastened together by turning the edge of the front shell over the back piece.