Pewter, brass, bronze, bone
largest: 1 1/8 in. ( 2.9 cm )
stamped: (271), front of button: "USA" (Continental Army military button)
stamped: (273), back of button: "..........ITY"
stamped: (317), back of button: "RST...H"
Pewter, brass, or bronze buttons excavated at West Point; most of the buttons are disk-shaped and solid, but five are dome-shaped and hollow; one solid pewter button has an emblem inscribed on front; one solid brass and another solid pewter button are inscribed on back; eight buttons are disk-shaped and have thin metal faces, and one of these buttons has a brass face and bone back.
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