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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Y: 83/7/7
Object name: Button
Title: Button
Description: Seventeen buttons from Captain Robert Falcon Scott's naval uniform, two of which are marked 'Discovery'. Part of a set of relics relating to Captain R.F.Scott.
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 687.078
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT buttons (fasteners)
Number of items: 17
Full description:

Sixteen round metal buttons (one is missing) of assorted sizes (17mm x 8 (plus one missing), 20mm x 1, 23mm x 5, 26mm x 1), attached to a display board. The buttons have a gold-coloured coating. Each button depicts a crown and an anchor wrapped with rope enclosed within a rope border, and the largest button has two laurel branches and the word 'DISCOVERY' enclosed within a rope border. The buttons have hairpin-style fixings on the back.

  • Height: 20mm, diameter: 26mm
Associated person(s):
  • : Scott, Robert Falcon ( - )
Associated expedition(s):
  • : British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)