Dublin Metropolitan Police, black horn button, King’s crown, 1902 -1922. (2007052)


This large sized tunic button is of black horn material. It was once worn by a member of the Dublin Metropolitan Police.

The button dates to between 1902 and 1922. This was a very turbulent era in Dublin involving seminal moments in modern Irish history such as the 1913 Lockout, the Great War of 1914/18, the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence and the Civil War. (Though by the Civil War, these buttons were being replaced by the Póilíni Átha Cliath type insignia).

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This is a black horn button with a central large King’s crown. The circumference of the button has the words “Dublin Police”. The reverse of the button appears to have had a maker’s/retailer’s name. However, with service wear to the back this is now well worn. Most likely however, the name on the back is “John Ireland & Son Dublin”

This large button measures about 24mms in diameter.