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Site: 18WA20 Fort Frederick

Context: East Curtain Wall, Unit N245 E310, Layer 2, Mechanical Excavations, Lot 1181.

Context Date Range: c. 1756-1999

Material: Copper Alloy

Width: 0.63” (15.9 mm)

Link Length: N/A

Description:
Copper alloy button with the molded pattern of a Mexico City pillar dollar coin. The lettering reads, “UTRAQUE UNUM” and “.M.1768.M.” The button is cast as one piece, and does not represent a coin that has been converted into a button. It is less than half the size of the coin it mimics.