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Title Saxon court official's button
Nationality German
Period c 1900
Price £20.00

This fine button (3cm) shows the Saxon coat of arms with 'Fideliter et constanter', the motto of Sachsen-Meiningen, one of the Saxon dukedoms. It is marked 'EXTRA FIEN' and would appear to be made of tombak with a good heavy coating of gilding to the face. Such buttons would have been worn on court officials' tunics and possibly on greatcoats.

It has none of the coppery glow that my camera/lighting has given it, but is a nice yellow gilt colour. The condition is excellent for its age, with a little peripheral wear to the gilding.

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


[Militaria : Buttons : German : 20th Century]

testimonials

Picked up the dirk this morning and actually waited until I got back home before unwrapping the package. It really exceeded my expectations...whilst the photos were good, to see and feel it in three dimensions was very exciting. A beatutful piece Chris, and worth the wait.

C C, Australia, 20.08.2010

Medal received. The quality is as described (or better).

R D, UK, 11.08.2006

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