Military Uniform Button, 35th Regiment of Foot
Finder County Date Recorded
Hidden MIDDLESEX Sun March 4, 2012
Recorded By Views Validated by
Hidden 525 Nigel Nicholson
Material Size (mm) Date
Pewter 15mm dia. Early 19th century




Description: A cast two-piece pewter military uniform button of 35th Regiment of Foot (The Royal Sussex) with separate embedded shank (missing); circular; convex front; concave back; an eight-pointed star, at the stars centre 35 within a beaded circle; backmarked: I. NUTTING & SON. KING ST COVENT GARDEN.

Raised By Colonel Arthur Chichester (3rd Earl of Donegal) at Belfast in 1701.


1701, The Earl of Donegal's Regiment of Foot (also Know as 'The Belfast Regiment', (title subsequently changed with Colonel's names)
1751, 35th Regiment of Foot.
1782, 35th (The Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot.
1805, 35th (The Sussex) Regiment of Foot.
1832, 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot.
1881, Amalgamated with the 107th (Bengal Infantry) Regiment to form The Royal Sussex Regiment.
Keywords: Military Uniform Button,
Object Type: Button Object Classification: Two-piece
Object Sub-classification: Military Object Description: Incomplete (loop missing)
Object Inscription: 35 Period: Georgian
Date Range: Early 19th century Primary Material: Pewter
Additional Material: Steel loop (missing) Method of Manufacture: Cast
Surface Treatment:
Weight (grams): 2.0g Size (mm): 15mm dia.
References: Major H.G. Parkyn, Shoulder-Belt Plates and Buttons, No 296. Comments: Note: The UKDFD includes separately produced shanks in the button piece-count classification.
Findspot: Thames foreshore County: MIDDLESEX
Recorded elsewhere: No Finder: Hidden
Metal Detector Used: Eyes only Record validated by: Nigel Nicholson

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