Item: Connecticut State Seal Coat Button
Backmark: " . SCOVILL MF'G CO, . / WATERBURY ." dm
Construction: Convex, two-piece.
Approximate size: 23 mm.
Condition: Very good, excavated, secure shank present. There is a moderate push to the center front. There is plenty of gilt on a brown patina with well-defined detail of the Connecticut state seal. The rear has a visible back mark. It has no cracks, breaks, or repairs.
Reference: Tice: CT205A13 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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