Four (4) Civil War Confederate officer staff buttons. 1st item: Tennessee brass coat button, 2-piece construction, depicting the Tennessee state seal, a scene with symbolism of agriculture and commerce, a plow, sheaf, cotton plant, and river boat. Blank back with depressed rounded channel, en verso. Approximately 21 mm dia. 2nd item: Virginia brass coat button, 2-piece construction, depicting the Virginia state seal, Virtus slaying the tyrant with sword down. Manufacturer’s marks Steele & Johnson stamped, en verso. Approximately 22 mm dia. 3rd item: North Carolina brass coat button, 2-piece construction, depicting the North Carolina state seal, the goddesses Liberty and Plenty. Manufacturer’s marks S A Myers Richmond VA embossed, en verso. Approximately 23 mm dia. 4th item: Kentucky brass coat button, 3-piece construction, depicting the Kentucky state seal, two figures shaking hands on a lined background. “Superior Quality” embossed, en verso. Approximately 22 mm dia. Provenance: The collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. CONDITION: Overall good, nondug condition with some minute areas of oxidation. All shanks present. 1st item: Shank slightly loose. Areas of tarnish, en verso. 3rd item: Areas of tarnish, en verso. 4th item: 1/8″ dent, center of button.
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