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assafx

Hi all,

 

I need to write two articles about WWI finds from two excavations on the same site, west of Jerusalem.

While i pretty much know how to deal with ammunition and weapons, i am clueless when it comes to buttons.

i could not find any sources about these buttons and will really appreciate any help identifying them.

 any recommendation of a book or articles about buttons will be greatly appreciated.

 

The first seems to be a well preserved RFA button which i hope is a WWI related.

 

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this one seems to be an Ottoman Button:

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and the last one is clearly a British one:

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Thank You

 

Assaf

 

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museumtom

Top one is Royal Artillery, Victorian.

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FROGSMILE

I agree with museumtom regarding the first button, it is a late Victorian pattern for the Royal Artillery.  The second button is a general service (GS) pattern issued to ranks below commissioned officer from 1874 in all infantry regiments less the Foot Guards, plus most, but not all of the service support corps and departments, with the same caveat.  The crown on it is of Tudor type and so the button is of the design that was issued between 1902 and 1953.

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assafx

Thank you both.

any clues regarding the Ottoman Button?

 

Assaf

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FROGSMILE
1 hour ago, assafx said:

Thank you both.

any clues regarding the Ottoman Button?

 

Assaf

 

Perhaps from the old (Victorian, Arabi era) Egyptian Army and purchased under contract from Turkey?  However, that is just conjecture.

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assafx

thank you

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