Possible Irish Volunteer button – smaller than standard issue size. (1906077)


Here we have a very different type of Irish army “I.V.” button. While it is a large tunic button, it measures about 23mms in diameter – that is 2mms smaller than other issues. This to me may suggest an earlier striking. The broad harp dominates the front of the button.

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Besides its size, the button is also distinctive in that it has a lighter “tinnier” feel to it making it stand out from the range of other buttons in the series. It is not maker marked.

The button has a loose shank and it also has a minor dent at the back. The verdigris on the front of the button can be cleaned off.