H. E. I. C. Bengal Artillery, open backed, coatee button, 13mm


Bengal Artillery, a superb example of an officer’s small 13mm coatee button with open back, retaining the full original gilt.  There is no backmark, The button has the design of the title BENGAL ARTILLERY on a garter around the typical three cannon. with three cannon balls above. The Bengal Artillery ceased to exist after the Indian Mutiny when the artilleries of the three Presidencies were absorbed into the Royal Artillery. The open back of this button suggests it would have been worn some decades before the Mutiny but we are not sure when the change to a closed back version took place. We will shortly be listing a closed version,   dec10/1

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