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American Officer's "Rattlesnake & Stars" button

ca. 1778
Origin: Europe, France (probably)
Diam: 15/16"; (24mm)
Brass (die stamped)
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2002-78
Obv. - At edge, detailed rattlesnake biting its tail, encircling 13 6-pointed stars.

Rev. - Incuse of obverse design. Original applied brass shank present, but crushed.
Provenance:Purportedly found near the Monmouth, NJ battlefield (fought June 1778).