16th Madras Native Infantry, officer’s 16mm button


An excellent and attractive officer’s gilt button of the 16th Madras N I with the regiment’s battle honours SERINGAPATAM & AVA on a garter with the regimental number in typical Madras style XVI all beneath a Victorian crown. The button has a backmark which is rather hard to read  but is JONES The style of this button suggests that it may be from a coatee uniform and could well date from the East India Company period or shortly after 1859.

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