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Anyone know anything about antique buttons?


I found this at a site in Barren County, KY - right around Barren River Lake. This site has been known to produce everything from Paleolithic artifacts to modern litter. I'm trying to date this particular piece. My husband and I are pretty sure it is either bone or antler. It's a little smaller and thinner than a dime (as you can see from the picture). It's much lighter and rougher to the touch than our modern plastic buttons. It is rounded on one side and flat on the other, and there is a tiny indentation in the center of the rounded side. Any ideas? Is this Civil War, pre-, or post-?

 

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