The Adam Park Project



Item Information:

Catalogue Number: 17/01/068, 17/01/071 Source: TAPP Archaeology Surveys Location: 17 Adam Park Report No: Report No.7 Artifact Type: Personal Kit Production Date: 2010-08-12 00:00:00 Dimensions of Item: 15mm Dia Copyright with The Adam Park Project

Other Description:

The two buttons found on site were both 15mm in diameter and bore embossed motifs. On careful examination 17/1/68 revealed the lion and unicorn bearers of a gartered shield as seen on the General Service button of which other examples have been found around the estate. 17/1/71 however has proven to be a little more enigmatic. There is a ‘lion passant’ at the top over what could be a shield but no sign of any supporters. So although it does appear to be a GS item it does not display enough detail to identify conclusively.

Historic Context:

15mm buttons such as these were found on the field service cap or on the breast pockets of the standard field tunic

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