October 29, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Lot 215: c. 1775 Revolutionary War, Hessian Army Grenadiers Regimental Button. Bronze(33 views)
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Rare Grenadiers' Button of the Hessian Mercenary Troops
c. 1775 Revolutionary War Period. Hessian Army Grenadiers' Regimental Button. Bronze. With its Original Sbank Intact. Choice Very Fine.
.75" diameter. It is solid, whole and fully detailed having its original shank, with a rich deep natural bronze patina. This Regimental button was worn by the mercenary troops brought across seas to serve the British Crown. These troops actively took part in major battles of the Revolutionary War (1775-1783), including the famous turning point of the Revolution at the Battle of Trenton. A rarely encountered Hessian Army Grenadiers' Regimental Button in excellent collectable quality, from the American Revolutionary War.