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Cuff Buttons 523

44PG302/EU1  Glass Beads 523
Glass Cuff
Buttons —

with iron fastener loops.  Rows of similar buttons are shown on cuffs, pockets,
and other areas on clothing of both the pikeman and musketeer in the Jacob
de Gheyn  engravings in The Exercise of Armes.  Many
buttons of this exact type were recovered from Jordan’s Journey, a 17th-century
site near Hopewell, Virginia.

Updated May 30, 2017