Virginia State Seal Button – SCOVILL MFG – Die Variant
Virginia button, state seal, Virtus slaying the tyrant with sword up, high convex, die variant VA7, SCOVILL MFG, (22.2mm).
Button depicts Virginia state seal, Virtus slaying the tyrant , intended for Virginia troops. This design of the state seal with the sword and spear both pointed upward was prevalent in designs before the war. This die variant features Virtus with a short skirt, tyrant head is horizontal, and was referred by Albert as VA7. Backmark: “SCOVILL. MG. CO. / WATERBURY”, ca 1850′s. Two part high convex button, coat size.
Ref: Albert VA7, Tice VA215A4.