REGIMENTAL BUTTONSfrom those who fought atThe Battle of Jersey - 6th January 1781
The above button is 20mm in diameter, flat silver plate, found in St. Clement, Jersey.Maker: J. Nutting (engraved in 18thC as “I Nutting” I = JosephJoseph Nutting of King Street, Covent Garden, was recorded in a Court Judgementfrom the Old Bailey 1779.
83rd - diameter 20mm - gilt, flat. Maker’s mark on the back: S. Firmin, Strand 1771-1780.Note: the button is bent and is in fact a flat button and not domed. The 83rd Division servedin Jersey at the Battle in 1781 and did not again return to the Island in service.