Item: Virginia State Seal Coat Button
Backmark: "* SCOVILL . MFG . CO. * / WATERBURY." rmdc
Construction: Convex, two-piece.
Approximate size: 22.5 mm.
Condition: Very good, excavated, secure shank present. The button has a mostly smooth brown patina with minor ground action. There is just enough gilt remaining that nicely highlights the figures of Virtus and Tyranny as well as "VIRGINIA" and the motto of "SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS". There are two moderate pushes to the front lower portion on each side. The button has no cracks, breaks, or repairs.
Recovered: During the 1970s from the Petersburg, VA area.
Reference: Tice: VA 215 A5 Albert: VA 7
Comments: This Virginia button was acquired directly from the digger and will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War button or general relic collection.
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