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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. The front face is slightly depressed in the centre.

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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...the sword arrived safely today... My son, who shares my interest in antique edged weapons and for whom I bought the sword, is delighted.

G A, France, 24.01.2007

I received the silver Verdienstkreuz this morning. Your swiftness and dedication was very much appreciated and, though the envelope arrived with a Post Office sticker saying it had been found open or damaged, the cross was unharmed and looks beautiful. Thanks for your time.

E C, UK, 18.10.2005

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