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Button

Button
Title
Button
Date 
1850-1870
Medium 
Brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
Description 
Dome-shaped brass button; female figure holding staff, and standing over another figure in center.
Object Number 
X.395
Marks 
stamped: front: "CADET/SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS/V.M.I." (Virginia Military Institute); back: "FIRMIN & SONS/LONDON"
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