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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.

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Its dimensions are

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

This object was bequest of Julia Hutchins Wolcott

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