Item: VMI - Virginia Military Institute Cadet Button - R & W Robinson
Backmark: "R & W. ROBINSON" dm; on ribbon with an eagle between the swallowtail ends.
Construction: Low convex, two-piece.
Approximate size: 21 mm.
Condition: Very good, excavated, secure shank present. Very pleasing dusty deep green patina. Slight push to rear. No cracks, breaks, repairs, or other pushes.
Recovered: Albemarle County, VA
Reference: Tice: VAS294A1 Albert: SU 408
Comment: It is the R & W Robinson back mark that is typically found on excavated examples of these buttons from Civil War sites. This excavated VMI coat button will be an excellent addition to any Civil War button or general relic collection.
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Call or Text: 804-873-5462