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Today's departure

Draco

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Today's departure. A really hard site to detect, due to the continuous changes in mineralization (46/85) and the bushes. But every now and then, interesting things come out. Today an 18th century uniform button
 

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Draco

Well-known member
The scrub looks challenging. Neat looking button with some design on it. Have you found any info on it?
At first I thought it was a uniform button, but after searching for more information, it appears that it is a civilian button from the mid to late 1700s. Which to you would be a colonial-era button. The place where it was found is a part of the slope of an extinct volcano thousands of years ago and that was used as a shortcut between two important cities of the time. One of them today is the capital of the island. Where in 1797 Admiral Nelson was defeated when trying to seize the Spanish ships and the fortress of the city. Hundreds of his men were killed in this battle and he lost his right arm to a musket ball.
 

Beep'n

Active member
At first I thought it was a uniform button, but after searching for more information, it appears that it is a civilian button from the mid to late 1700s. Which to you would be a colonial-era button. The place where it was found is a part of the slope of an extinct volcano thousands of years ago and that was used as a shortcut between two important cities of the time. One of them today is the capital of the island. Where in 1797 Admiral Nelson was defeated when trying to seize the Spanish ships and the fortress of the city. Hundreds of his men were killed in this battle and he lost his right arm to a musket ball.
Quite the history you uncovered. Who would have thought all that would come from one button. Thanks for sharing your findings. Love it.
 

Odanscoils

Well-known member
Today's departure. A really hard site to detect, due to the continuous changes in mineralization (46/85) and the bushes. But every now and then, interesting things come out. Today an 18th century uniform button
Very Nice.
I can only dream of such a find.
 
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