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    Posted 6 years ago

    sparky192
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    this appears to be a very old brass button affixed to a 7 1/2" steel needle similar to other needles with black globular glass heads.
    The buton has an early(Victorian?) crown atop with a crowned standing Lion to the left and a chained Unicorn to the right on either side of a garter? crest bearing the words

    17 quinal
    ox zin

    ok on drot
    The center has 4 panes with diagonal squares containf 3 animal shapes
    and the opposite diagonal containing unknown upper right and possibly a harp lower left.
    The button is brass of 15/16" diameter with a front shell folder over rear plate. TRhe rear plate carries "plailr bro - birmingham.

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    Comments

    1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 6 years ago
      This is a Late Victorian era British Army General Service Button, as worn by most enlisted soldiers.
    2. sparky192, 6 years ago
      Chrisnp,
      Thanks for solving this, now what would these long pins be for...Hat pins??
      Jim (Ex-gunner RCHA)

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