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What is this?

Circular button with bust of woman (?) in helmet and armor; "Belli" on right shoulder. "BELLUM" under figure, within band around rim. On card 43

This is a button from France. It is dated early 19th century and we acquired it in 1959. Bequest of Julia Hutchins Wolcott. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

metal

Its dimensions are

Diameter: 4.4 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Julia Hutchins Wolcott was the bequestor of this object.

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18426605/ |title=Button, "Bellum", early 19th century |author=Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum |accessdate=16 April 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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