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Non-Excavated Confederate Buttons from the Various States
These are artifacts that are superior in Condition, Rarity or Both. They are pieces for the discerning collector.
Super Rare Silvered Georgia's Franklin College 23mm Coat Button
Item #: A648
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As Tice's book says, this is "One of the rarest and most desirable of all Antebellum southern military school buttons..." This is the 23mm coat size version that is listed as GAS275a1 in Tice's button book and as Su114 in Albert's book. It is the coat size uniform button that was worn by a cadet of Franklin College in Georgia. Tice states that Franklin College cadets began drilling during the War of 1812. He also states they were part of the "College Volunteers" during the Seminole War and Texas War of Independence timeframe. On the face of the button, it has the famous Georgia state seal on a lined field. On this one, the columns of the temple are designed to look like Goddesses. The button is made of copper with silver plating. A superb amount of the original silver is intact on the button face. The copper and silver make the detail display superbly. The back of the button has the correct RMDC Scovills & Company backmark.


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