October 29, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Lot 226: c. 1775 Revolutionary War Era Button - Rattlesnake and Stars Design(35 views)
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Revolutionary War Era "Rattlesnake and 13-Stars" Button
c. 1775 Revolutionary War Era Button. "Rattlesnake and Stars" Design. Albert PC-4. Excavated. Lacking shank. Details of About Very Fine.
25mm. This very rare, highly Patriotic American Revolutionary War Button can be found illustrated and listed on page 406 of Albert's Military Button book as "PC 4 - Rattlesnake and Stars; 1-piece." An excavated button having a somewhat rough, yet whole and nicely detailed appearance and natural patina. This major type displaying, A Snake with its Tail in Mouth, Encircling 13-Stars, on a Stippled Field. Blank reverse, lacking shank. We have seen only a few examples of this historic 13-Star type over the decades and they are always highly sought after by collectors.