Virginia State Seal Button – Scovill Mf’g – Variant Backmark
Non excavated button depicts Virginia state seal, Virtus slaying the tyrant, intended for Virginia troops. This design of the state seal with the sword pointed down became prevalent from the 1850′s.
Backmark: “* SCOVILL MF’G CO. * / WATERBURY.” ca. 1850′s. Two part high convex button, coat size.
Ref: Albert VA13A – variant not listed.