Item: Connecticut State Seal Coat Button
Backmark: Blank with depressed channel.
Construction: Convex, two-piece.
Approximate size: 23 mm.
Condition: Good, excavated, secure shank present. While the front is pushed, it does have ample gilt on a brown patina with good detail of the Connecticut state seal. The button has no cracks, breaks, or repairs.
Recovered: Hilton Head Island, SC
Reference: Tice: CT205A17 Albert: CT 13
Comments: According to "Uniform Buttons of the United States 1776-1865" by Warren K. Tice, these buttons "were probably first made for the active militia during the 1850s." This example will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War button or general relic collection.
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