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REGIMENTAL BUTTONS from those who fought at The 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 = Joseph Joseph Nutting of King Street, Covent Garden, was recorded in a Court Judgement from 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 served in Jersey at the Battle in 1781 and did not again return to the Island in service.
Regimental Buttons