Button

Object Number: 
X.395
Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: front: "CADET/SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS/V.M.I." (Virginia Military Institute); back: "FIRMIN & SONS/LONDON"
Description: 
Dome-shaped brass button; female figure holding staff, and standing over another figure in center.
Gallery Label: 
This button was worn on the uniform of a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute, probably before or during the Civil War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group