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Title: Napoleonic button
Post by: taxidave on December 27, 2015, 05:57:12 PM
 I was going to ask for an id but think I've sussed it,  it looks very much like a button from the 3rd Cuirassier Regiment, according to google anyhow, wiki says they were sent to Spain 1807

(http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww114/taxidave/Metal%20Detecting/metal036_zpsndaobsn8.jpg) (http://s711.photobucket.com/user/taxidave/media/Metal%20Detecting/metal036_zpsndaobsn8.jpg.html)

(http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww114/taxidave/Metal%20Detecting/metal037_zps42zkymrc.jpg) (http://s711.photobucket.com/user/taxidave/media/Metal%20Detecting/metal037_zps42zkymrc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Napoleonic button
Post by: taxidave on December 28, 2015, 01:53:38 PM
from here ...
http://www.militaryheritage.com/button4.htm

and here
http://www.colchestertreasurehunting.co.uk/militaryforeignbuttons.htm
but these have a slightly different example

may have to  report this here as it is over 200 yrs old, or on the line, definitely my best find so far, apart from the shell but they took that away lol
Title: Re: Napoleonic button
Post by: swed49 on December 28, 2015, 02:16:30 PM
Nice find 8)
Title: Re: Napoleonic button
Post by: Seagoon on December 28, 2015, 05:41:14 PM
Mais oui, une très bonne trouvaille!  Bien winkled!  ;D
Title: Re: Napoleonic button
Post by: taxidave on December 28, 2015, 05:49:29 PM
Merci beaucoups messieurs   :)
Title: Re: Napoleonic button
Post by: Grant on December 29, 2015, 01:55:31 PM
from here ...
http://www.militaryheritage.com/button4.htm

and here
http://www.colchestertreasurehunting.co.uk/militaryforeignbuttons.htm
but these have a slightly different example

may have to  report this here as it is over 200 yrs old, or on the line, definitely my best find so far, apart from the shell but they took that away lol

300 years is the report in time threshold mate but Natasha in particular has an interest in military movements so it's worth sending them a photo and 6 fig grid ref or google earth map screen capture
Title: Re: Napoleonic button
Post by: P0k3Rman on December 29, 2015, 03:09:06 PM
from here ...
http://www.militaryheritage.com/button4.htm

and here
http://www.colchestertreasurehunting.co.uk/militaryforeignbuttons.htm
but these have a slightly different example

may have to  report this here as it is over 200 yrs old, or on the line, definitely my best find so far, apart from the shell but they took that away lol

300 years is the report in time threshold mate but Natasha in particular has an interest in military movements so it's worth sending them a photo and 6 fig grid ref or google earth map screen capture

...Dave is based in Spain Grant and this is where the button was found - I don't think Natasha has jurisdiction over there yet  ;) ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Napoleonic button
Post by: P0k3Rman on December 29, 2015, 03:13:25 PM
...top find Dave mate, well done indeed!! And it would be worth reporting as at least it would introduce you to the Spanish system for reporting finds and perhaps a friendly archaeologist or two!!

...a belated Merry Christmas Dave and we would love to pay your wee hacienda  a visit for a search or two, and trust me, you ain't missing anything in Dumfriesshire as most of it is probably underwater  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Napoleonic button
Post by: Grant on December 29, 2015, 06:05:52 PM
from here ...
http://www.militaryheritage.com/button4.htm

and here
http://www.colchestertreasurehunting.co.uk/militaryforeignbuttons.htm
but these have a slightly different example

may have to  report this here as it is over 200 yrs old, or on the line, definitely my best find so far, apart from the shell but they took that away lol

300 years is the report in time threshold mate but Natasha in particular has an interest in military movements so it's worth sending them a photo and 6 fig grid ref or google earth map screen capture

...Dave is based in Spain Grant and this is where the button was found - I don't think Natasha has jurisdiction over there yet  ;) ;D ;D ;D
oops lol sorry david
Title: Re: Napoleonic button
Post by: taxidave on December 29, 2015, 11:26:44 PM
 :D ... lol no probs Grant and ta very much for explaining Derek, all the very best mate and would be great to see you both again, it will almost certainly be drier than that time by Dalbeattie  :) ...

I'm currently in touch with an historical association for the area, they recognised it as Napoleonic when I thought it was recent civil war, I'm hoping they will know what to do as I'm still not sure which department to report to and a lot of people here think it's still completely illegal, still very sensitive about it, but next door have said they know someone at a museum in Gandesa who is very friendly, hopefully we can take my finds and they'll translate for me.

Thanks very much again peeps, all the very best and have a great Hogmanay    :) :D ;D



Title: Re: Napoleonic button
Post by: kerr on December 30, 2015, 08:53:33 AM
Lovely little button...well found mate.. O0
Title: Re: Napoleonic button
Post by: taxidave on December 31, 2015, 12:08:13 AM
Cheers mate, much appreciated ... keep thinking the button might've paraded past Napoleon at sometime   :o
Title: Re: Napoleonic button
Post by: fafa on February 25, 2016, 11:18:44 AM
Nice find taxidave ! We have the same in france...but I did not know it possible to found that in spain !
Title: Re: Napoleonic button
Post by: dash on February 26, 2016, 03:59:45 PM
Nice find taxidave ! We have the same in france...but I did not know it possible to found that in spain !

Hi FAFA

During the Napoleonic Wars Napoleon invaded Spain & Portugal possible that was lost during that time
Title: Re: Napoleonic button
Post by: DartmoorRanger on February 26, 2016, 05:44:23 PM
Cracking wee find Dave, well done mate. :)
Title: Re: Napoleonic button
Post by: fafa on February 26, 2016, 06:36:18 PM
aaah Yes ! I forget this part of the History  ;)
Title: Re: Napoleonic button
Post by: Grant on March 17, 2016, 06:36:51 AM
Nice find taxidave ! We have the same in france...but I did not know it possible to found that in spain !

Hi FAFA

During the Napoleonic Wars Napoleon invaded Spain & Portugal possible that was lost during that time

Those naughty French lol  ;D

Damn I've got insomnia and I'm hungry now I'm thinking of escargot with garlic butter