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AAA2090
Franklin relics

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Object ID AAA2090
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. Two plain metal buttons with shanks. They were bought from the Inuit by the McClintock Search Expedition on 3 March 1859, near Cape Victoria, on the Boothia Peninsula. Thet were referred to by McClintock as 'a few small naval and other metal buttons', readily sold for a few needles each, also the buttons which they wore as ornaments on their dresses'.
Date made before 1845

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials gilt metal
Measurements Overall: 6 x 13 mm
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