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Excavated Civil War Confederate State Uniform Buttons
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Gold Gilded Excavated Vest Size Civil War South Carolina by Horstmann
Item #: A8018
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This is a fine original excavated state seal uniform vest button for the state of South Carolina. It has the palmetto tree on the face of the button with the motto around the side. The motto reads "Animis Opibusque Parati" which translates as "Prepared in mind and Resources." It still retains some of the original gold gilding from the factory on the button's face. The original back and shank are present on the reverse. It has a clear maker's mark of Horstmann & Allien N.Y. This is the button that is listed as figure SC266 in Tice's button book. It still retains a fine amount of the original gold gilding on the button's face. This one is in very fine excavated shape and will be a fine addition to your collection.

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