#234 18th-C Lion and Crown Copper

An 18th century copper button featuring a rampant lion and crown with the motto “LIBERTAS PRO PATRIA.” The lion and crown suggests a British livery button but the motto does not. It is an officer’s button of the Brabant Revolution in Belgium against the Austrian rulers in 1789. Gilded over copper in mint condition. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.