Virginia State Seal Button – Silvered Face – Canfield


Non excavated Silvered Face Virginia button, state seal Virtus slaying the tyrant with sword up, Canfield & Brother Baltimore, (22.5mm).

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.  Backmark: “CANFIELD & BROTHER / (star) BALTIMORE (star)”, manufactured 1850′s. Two part low convex button, coat size with Silver Face.

Ref: Albert VA4, Tice VA206A2.