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Title KuK officer's button
Nationality Austrian
Period c 1780-92
Price £35.00

This little gilt tunic button (2.5cm diameter) is of two-piece construction, with a brass back and gilding metal face. It bears the coat of arms of Leopold II, Emperor of Austria, who reigned 1780-92. Apart from the fighting with the Turks, this button might have seen service in the winter campaign against the French of 1793-94 in the Netherlands.

This is a die-struck button and the design is still in exceptional shape for its age. There is obviously some wear, but nothing serious and the legend around the rim is clearly legible. However, there is some minor dark age staining to the face and the reverse is slightly caved in.

It has a nice slightly polished gilding metal look. I have cleaned the front only, using weak ammonia and a soft cloth. I have left the back as I found it.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Buttons : Austrian : 18th Century]

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I receive[d] the parcel today and am very happy with the swords.

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A M, UK, 22.10.2012

The bayonet has safely arrived this this morning. Thank you very much for professional and highest quality service. Looking forward to do the business again.

S F, UK, 21.04.2012

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