A General Service military button, die-formed; three-piece with separate fitted shank; circular; hollow; convex front; flat back; crimped joint; simple looped wire shank; royal arms. Backmark: CHENEY B'HAM.

Object Type Button   Object Classification Three-piece
Object Sub-classification Military uniform   Object Description Complete
Object Inscription CHENEY B'HAM   Period Modern
Chronology 20th Century   Primary Material Copper alloy
Additional Material .   Method of Manufacture Die-formed
Surface Treatment .   . .
Weight .   Size 24,17 & 12mm dia
References .   Comments .
Land Type .   County Kent
Discovery Date .   Site Pasture 1

A die-formed three piece British General Officers button with separate fitted shank; circular; hollow; convex front; flat back; crimped joint; crossed sword and cannon within a wreath; backmarled, JENNENS & Co LONDON, with Prince of Wales plume; gilt.

Object Type Button   Object Classification Three-piece
Object Sub-classification Military uniform   Object Description Complete
Object Inscription Jennens & Co London   Period Modern
Chronology c.1855-1912   Primary Material Copper alloy
Additional Material .   Method of Manufacture Die-stamped
Surface Treatment Gilded   . .
Weight 8.72g   Size 25mm dia
References Howard Ripley Buttons of the British army, 1855 - 1970, no 1.   Comments .
Land Type .   County Kent
Discovery Date 28/08/2015   Site Pasture 2

A die-formed three-piece button with separate fitted wire shank; circular; hollow; convex front; flat back; machine-crimped joint; simple looped shank; a fouled anchor with crown above, encircled by the legend, ROYAL MARINES LIGHT INFANTRY, all within a wreath; backmarked, FIRMIN & SONS LONDON. A military uniform button of the 'Royal Marines Light Infantry'. The Marines, originally known as 'H.M. Marine Forces', were formed in 1755. There was a name change in 1802 to 'Royal Marines', and another in 1855, when they became the 'Royal Marines Light Infantry'. (In 1862 the name was slightly altered to Royal Marine Light Infantry. but the 's' was apparently not dropped from the buttons.) The next name change occurred in 1923, when they became the 'Corps of Royal Marines'. The present button will therefore date to the period 1855-1923.

Object Type Button   Object Classification Three-piece
Object Sub-classification Military uniform   Object Description Complete
Object Inscription ROYAL MARINES LIGHT INFANTRY; Backmarked FIRMIN & SONS LONDON   Period Modern
Chronology 19th Century   Primary Material Copper Alloy
Additional Material .   Method of Manufacture Die-formed
Surface Treatment .   . .
Weight 4.01 & 2.01g   Size 22 & 17mm dia
References .   Comments .
Land Type Arable   County Kent
Discovery Date 28/07/2014   Site FK Dig

A die-formed three-piece military uniform button of the Royal Army Medical Corps with separate fitted shank; circular; hollow; convex front; flat back, recessed for shank; crimped joint; simple looped wire shank; A laurel-wreath surmounted by an imperial crown, In the centre the rod of Aesculapius with a serpent twined round it. 

Object Type Button   Object Classification .
Object Sub-classification Military uniform   Object Description .
Object Inscription .   Period Modern
Chronology 20th Century   Primary Material Copper Alloy
Additional Material .   Method of Manufacture Die-stamped
Surface Treatment .   . .
Weight 1.45g   Size 17mm Dia.
References Howard Ripley, Buttons Of The British Army 1855-1970, no 518.   Comments .
Land Type .   County Kent
Discovery Date 10/10/2014   Site Pasture 1

A die-formed three-piece general pattern Rifle Volunteers uniform button with separate fitted shank; circular; hollow; convex front; flat back; crimped joint; a stringed horn with crown above; backmarked: HEBBERT & Co LONDON. Jackson & Co London- Military Uniform Button, Light Infantry

Object Type Button   Object Classification Three-piece
Object Sub-classification Military uniform   Object Description .
Object Inscription Backmarked, HEBBERT & Co LONDON   Period Victorian
Chronology 19th Century   Primary Material Copper alloy
Additional Material .   Method of Manufacture Die-stamped
Surface Treatment .   . .
Weight .   Size 23mm dia
References Howard Ripley & Denis Darmanin Rifle Volunteer Buttons 1859 - 1908, No 337   Comments .
Land Type .   County Kent
Discovery Date .   Site Pasture 1

A die-formed three piece copper alloy military button of the 'Royal Horse Artillery' (Also used by the Royal Artillery on certain uniforms up to 1924), with seperate fitted shank, circular; hollow; convex front; flat back; crimped joint; separate fitted wire shank; depicting, an Imperial crown over a field gun; illegible backmark.

Object Type Button   Object Classification Three-piece
Object Sub-classification Military uniform   Object Description Complete
Object Inscription Backmarked but illegible   Period Modern
Chronology 20th Century   Primary Material Copper alloy
Additional Material .   Method of Manufacture Die-stamped
Surface Treatment .   . .
Weight 3.64 & 3.22g   Size 22 & 16mm dia
References Howard Ripley, Buttons of the British army, 1855 - 1970, no 62.   Comments Ball type (British Officers) c.1873-1901.17.5mm Dia.
Land Type .   County Kent
Discovery Date .   Site Pasture 1

A die-stamped three-piece button with separate fitted wire shank; circular; hollow; convex front; flat back with countersunk centre; machine-crimped joint; simple looped shank; Garter inscribed 'HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE' surmounted by an Imperial crown, King Edward the seventh's cipher 'ERVII' centre of Garter, below the garter the inscription 'ROYAL ENGINEERS'; backmarked, FIRMIN & SONS LD BIRMINGHAM.

Object Type Button   Object Classification Three-piece
Object Sub-classification Military uniform   Object Description Complete
Object Inscription ROYAL ENGINEERS / FIRMIN & SONS LD BIRMINGHAM.   Period Modern
Chronology c.1902-1910   Primary Material Copper alloy
Additional Material .   Method of Manufacture Die-stamped
Surface Treatment .   . .
Weight .   Size 25mm dia
References Howard Ripley Buttons of the British army, 1855 - 1970, no 67   Comments .
Land Type .   County Kent
Discovery Date .   Site MHF Club Dig

A two-piece copper-alloy button with separate soldered wire shank; circular; flat; simple looped shank; a shield with three field guns on a stippled background. A military uniform button of the Royal Artillery.

Object Type Button   Object Classification Two-piece
Object Sub-classification Military uniform   Object Description Complete
Object Inscription .   Period Georgian
Chronology 18-19th Century   Primary Material Copper alloy
Additional Material .   Method of Manufacture Cast
Surface Treatment .   . .
Weight 1.15g   Size 15mm dia
References .   Comments .
Land Type .   County Kent
Discovery Date 09/03/2014   Site MHF Club Dig

A cast two-piece Royal Artillery uniform button with separate brazed/soldered shank; circular; convex front; concave back; simple looped wire shank; a shield depicting three field guns on a grained field, with three cannonballs and stacks of smaller balls in chief.

Object Type Button   Object Classification Two-piece
Object Sub-classification Military uniform   Object Description Complete
Object Inscription .   Period Georgian
Chronology 18-19th Century   Primary Material Copper alloy
Additional Material .   Method of Manufacture Cast
Surface Treatment .   . .
Weight 1.86g   Size 16mm dia
References .   Comments .
Land Type .   County Kent
Discovery Date .   Site MHF Club Dig

A die-formed three-piece copper-alloy military uniform button of the Forfar & Fife Mounted Volunteer Rifles; circular; hollow; convex front with scalloped edge; flat back; crimped joint; separate wire loop (missing); uncertain monogram FMVR; backmarked but illegible.

Object Type Button   Object Classification Three-piece
Object Sub-classification Military uniform   Object Description Missing shank
Object Inscription FMVR / backmarked but illegible.   Period Victorian
Chronology 1860 -   Primary Material Copper alloy
Additional Material .   Method of Manufacture Die-stamped
Surface Treatment .   . .
Weight 3.63g   Size 26mm dia.
References .   Comments .
Land Type .   County Kent
Discovery Date 11/05/2014   Site MHF Club Dig

A die-formed three-piece copper-alloy uniform button of the Liecestershire Yeomanry (Prince Albert's Own) Circular; hollow; convex front; flat back; crimped joint; simple looped wire shank; a strap inscribed PRINCE ALBERTS OWN surmounted by a crown, at the centre the letters LY; backmarked, JENNENS & CO LONDON; silver-plated.

Object Type Button   Object Classification Three-piece
Object Sub-classification Military uniform   Object Description Complete
Object Inscription PRINCE ALBERTS OWN / JENNENS & CO LONDON   Period .
Chronology 19-20th Century   Primary Material Copper alloy
Additional Material .   Method of Manufacture Die-stamped
Surface Treatment Silver-plated   . .
Weight 3.50g   Size 17mm dia
References Howard Ripley, Buttons Of The British Army 1855-1970, no 342   Comments .
Land Type .   County Kent
Discovery Date 08/06/2014   Site MHF Club Dig

A die-formed three-piece copper-alloy military uniform button of the Scots Guards ; circular; hollow; convex front; flat back; crimped joint; Thistle encircled by the motto NEMO.ME.IMPUNE.LACESSIT, both set within centre of the Star of the Order of the Thistle with an Imperial crown on top. 

Object Type Button   Object Classification Three-piece
Object Sub-classification Military uniform   Object Description .
Object Inscription .   Period Modern
Chronology 20th Century   Primary Material Copper alloy
Additional Material .   Method of Manufacture Die-formed
Surface Treatment .   . .
Weight .   Size 19mm dia
References cf, Howard Ripley Buttons of the British army, 1855 - 1970, no 82   Comments .
Land Type .   County Kent
Discovery Date .   Site MHF Club Dig

A die-formed three-piece military button of the Reconnaissance Corps, back mostly missing; circular; hollow; convex front; machine-crimped joint; Two lightning strikes supporting an upright spear, below a scroll inscribed RECONNAISSANCE CORPS

Object Type Button   Object Classification Three-piece
Object Sub-classification Military uniform   Object Description Incomplete (back missing)
Object Inscription Reconnaissance Corps   Period Modern
Chronology c.1941-1946   Primary Material Copper alloy
Additional Material .   Method of Manufacture Die-stamped
Surface Treatment .   . .
Weight 3.64g   Size 19mm dia
References .   Comments .
Land Type .   County Kent
Discovery Date 03/05/2014   Site Pasture 1 

A cast two-piece military uniform button of the 'West Kent Yeomanry' (Queen's Own); with separate soldered wire shank; circular; flat; a strap inscribed LIBERTY LOYALTY PROPERTY, centre is the rearing Kentish horse, all surmounted a crown; mould joint line on back; silver-plated. 

Object Type Button   Object Classification Two-piece
Object Sub-classification Military uniform   Object Description .
Object Inscription LIBERTY LOYALTY PROPERTY   Period Georgian
Chronology 19th Century   Primary Material Copper alloy
Additional Material .   Method of Manufacture Cast
Surface Treatment Silver-plated   . .
Weight 1.56g   Size 16.2mm dia
References .   Comments .
Land Type .   County Kent
Discovery Date 08/11/2015   Site MHF Club Dig 

Dated Era Diameter Type Material Found
No c.WWII 23mm Button Copper Alloy Kent
Information

 The Royal Air Force 

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Dated Era Diameter Type Material Found
No tbc 17mm Button Copper Alloy Kent
Information

tbc

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Dated Era Diameter Type Material Found
No c.1902-1952 20mm Button Copper Alloy Kent
Information

 The Gloucestershire Regiment

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Dated Era Diameter Type Material Found
No 19th Century 16mm Button Copper Alloy Kent
Information 23rd Light Dragoons 2.06g 11/05/2016 Pasture TM

A die-formed three-piece uniform button of the Irish Volunteers; circular; convex front; flat back; crimped joint and separate wire shank. An Irish harp flanked by the letters IV. The Irish Volunteers were founded in 1913 by Irish Nationalists. Active Nov 1913 - Dec 1918. Participant in the Easter Rising. Became the Irish Republican Army.

Object Type Button   Object Classification .
Object Sub-classification Uniform   Object Description Complete
Object Inscription IV   Period Modern
Chronology 20th Century   Primary Material Copper alloy
Additional Material .   Method of Manufacture Die-formed
Surface Treatment .   . .
Weight .   Size 23mm
References .   Comments .
Land Type .   County Kent
Discovery Date .   Site Pasture 1

A cast two-piece pewter military uniform button of the 1st European Regiment, with a separate embedded shank (missing); circular; convex front; concave back; within a French circle a lion ramant gardant, holding between its paws a crown. Around the outer is a wreath and inscription 1 EUROPEAN REGIMENT; backmarked, NUTTING LONDON.

Object Type Button   Object Classification Two-piece
Object Sub-classification Indian Army Military uniform   Object Description Incomplete (iron loop missing)
Object Inscription 1 EUROPEAN REGIMENT / NUTTING LONDON   Period Georgian / Victorian
Chronology c.1800-1840   Primary Material Pewter
Additional Material Iron (remains of shank)   Method of Manufacture Cast
Surface Treatment .   . .
Weight .   Size 20mm dia
References .   Comments .
Land Type .   County Kent
Discovery Date 01/06/2014   Site Pasture 1

A die-stamped two-piece military uniform button of the French Infantry with separate brazed/soldered shank; circular; convex front; concave back; 'birdcage' shank; a grenade with flames; backmarked, DOGOUR PARIS. Picture 1, left to right, top to bottom, Pewter Alloy, Copper Alloy, Zinc Alloy, smaller Copper Alloy.

Object Type Button   Object Classification Two-piece
Object Sub-classification Military uniform   Object Description Complete
Object Inscription Backmarked, DOGOUR PARIS   Period Modern
Chronology 19th Century   Primary Material Alloy
Additional Material .   Method of Manufacture Cast
Surface Treatment .   . .
Weight .   Size 17 & 23mm dia
References .   Comments .
Land Type .   County Kent
Discovery Date .   Site Pasture 1

A die-formed two piece copper alloy uniform button of the French 15th Line Regiment; convex front; concave back,`Birdcage` shank; within a circlet the number 15 with pellet above; backmarked but illegible.

Object Type Button   Object Classification Two-piece
Object Sub-classification Military uniform   Object Description Complete
Object Inscription 15 / Backmarked but illegible.   Period Modern
Chronology 19-20th Century   Primary Material Copper Alloy
Additional Material .   Method of Manufacture Die-stamped
Surface Treatment .   . .
Weight 1.85g   Size 17mm dia
References .   Comments .
Land Type .   County Kent
Discovery Date 27/04/2014   Site MHF Club Dig

A die-stamped two-piece military uniform button of the French Engineers, with separate brazed/soldered shank; circular; convex front; concave back; 'birdcage' shank (missing); a helmet and breastplate all within a reeded border; backmarked, A.M.& CIE * PARIS *.

Object Type Button   Object Classification Two-piece
Object Sub-classification Military uniform   Object Description Complete
Object Inscription Backmarked, A.M.& CIE * PARIS *.   Period Modern
Chronology 19-20th Century   Primary Material Copper alloy
Additional Material .   Method of Manufacture Die-stamped
Surface Treatment .   . .
Weight .   Size 22mm dia
References .   Comments .
Land Type .   County Kent
Discovery Date .   Site Pasture 1

A die-stamped three-piece copper-alloy military uniform button of The New Zealand Forces; with separate fitted wire shank; convex front; flat back; machine-crimped joint; simple looped shank; NEW ZEALAND FORCES around four stars forming the Southern Cross in the centre; backmarked, J R GAUNT & SON LONDON.

Object Type Button   Object Classification Three-piece
Object Sub-classification Military uniform   Object Description Complete
Object Inscription Backmarked, J R GAUNT & SON LONDON.   Period Modern
Chronology c.1911-1945   Primary Material Copper alloy
Additional Material .   Method of Manufacture Die-stamped
Surface Treatment .   . .
Weight .   Size 25mm dia
References .   Comments .
Land Type .   County Kent
Discovery Date .   Site Park

: ( 1892-1918 )

A die-stamped two-piece military uniform button of the Prussian Army, with separate brazed/soldered shank; circular; convex front with outer rim; concave back; a Prussian crown on a stippled field.

Object Type Button   Object Classification Two-piece
Object Sub-classification Military uniform (Prussian)   Object Description Complete
Object Inscription .   Period Modern
Chronology c.1870-1914   Primary Material Copper alloy
Additional Material .   Method of Manufacture Die-stamped
Surface Treatment .   . .
Weight .   Size 21mm dia
References .   Comments .
Land Type .   County Kent
Discovery Date .   Site Pasture 1

A die-formed three-piece copper-alloy military uniform button of the United States Army with separate soldered shank; circular; hollow; convex front; flat back; crimped joint; simple looped wire shank; Great Seal of the United States of America 

Object Type Button   Object Classification Three-piece
Object Sub-classification Military uniform   Object Description Complete
Object Inscription CHENEY B'HAM   Period Modern
Chronology 20th Century   Primary Material Copper alloy
Additional Material .   Method of Manufacture Die-formed
Surface Treatment .   . .
Weight .   Size 23mm & 16mm dia
References .   Comments .
Land Type .   County Kent
Discovery Date .   Site Pasture 1

Dated Era Diameter Type Material Found
No Post 1946 23mm Button Zinc Alloy Kent
. . 4.10g USAF . .
Information

Donated by Stuart O.:Post 1946 US Military Air Force Button, rear inscription 'Scovill MFG Co Waterbury'

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