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Old 02-06-20, 07:36 PM
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Default Button-Possably artillery?

Hello.

I dug this up metal detecting on a farm in South Africa where I've found a generic Victorian Rifle Regiment button and some Martini-Henry bullets. The button is in bad shape but has 2 crossed cannons on the front and is heavily domed in shape.

I would like to know approximate time frame for this button as well please?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-06-20, 09:10 PM
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Does it have a slightly hollow back?
Its size is 20 mm?
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Old 03-06-20, 06:41 AM
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Yes, it's about 20mm and seems to be hollow to about half of the dome. It has a fairly thick edge of around 1mm.
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Old 03-06-20, 07:02 AM
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It is an Other Ranks Artillery button made for the Dutch Army.
They were used 1860s - 1910s.
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Old 03-06-20, 01:17 PM
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Possibly used by a Boer artillery unit?
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Old 04-06-20, 12:03 PM
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Thanks so much for the info. The Boer war connection is the most plausible as I have also found an American Great Seal button here however we are nowhere near any known Boer war sites. I'll see what else I can dig up that could help get to the bottom of this mystery.

Thanks again guys.
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For Your information...…

Sergeant Major Christiaan Georg Snyman, Staatsartillerie of the Transvaal.....

A Photo of the full uniform worn by Snyman with a closeup of the buttons (best I can do).....

Also there was an American Volunteer (ex-U.S. Army) Unit that fought with the Boers.....

Mike
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Old 04-06-20, 08:13 PM
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I have this one listed as ZAR Artillery.
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