Button, Military

Title
British Royal Navy Buttons
Object ID
000.001.002 a-e
Category
Communication Artifacts, Personal Symbol
Materials
Brass
Description

Five buttons from a merchant navy uniform. All buttons are made from brass. Three buttons are 2cm in diameter, and two of the buttons are 1.7 cm in diameter. All buttons display an anchor with a crown atop it, in the centre. The anchor and crown are encircled by a rope, marking the buttons as those of an officer.

History of Use
Worn by Captain James McAskill when he was 2nd mate in the merchant navy.