.925 Silver Union CALIFORNIA State Coat Of Arms Button Civil War Relic Pendant
This listing is for a very unique, hand-made sterling silver pendant, designed for Civil War relic hunters, metal detecting enthusiasts and history buffs in-general. My name is Leonard Short and I have combined my two careers of goldsmith/jewelry designer and artifact restoration to create a line of metal detecting jewelry. This pendant is a precision replica, modeled from a very scarce Union, California State Seal Militia button (Alberts CF1 / Tice CF001) that was worn during the American Civil War by California troops, as the subject! This pendant is NOT an actual Civil-War period artifact!! The California troops that wore these style buttons on their uniform were active during the Civil War but there were few of them. This particular style of California State Seal button was one of only two die patterns that represented the State of California during the Civil War. They were manufactured by the Scovill Button Manufacturing Company in Waterbury, Connecticut. The button's State Seal design was adopted in 1849 - just before California was admitted as the 31st State in 1850. The State Seal design incorporates the Roman goddess Minerva, who was born fully grown from Jupiter's head. She has her left arm resting on a shield and is grasping a spear with her right hand. The usage of Minerva symbolizes California attaining Statehood without the normal process of becoming a territory. Also incorporated are images of a bear, a sheaf of wheat and grapes (symbolizing agriculture in California), a miner & boat ( representing mining and commerce) as well as mountainous terrain and vegetation indicative of California. The design is superimposed on a lined background and on the upper perimeter of the button's front is the word "EUREKA", meaning: "I have found it". All details of this button's design are sharp and crisp in the execution of the silver pendant replica. The bail on this pendant is uniquely crafted with long-term wear in mind. It has an opening that measures 3mm x 6mm in order to accommodate a very substantial chain. In addition, the bail has my signature, hinge mechanism. If you are in need of a nice sterling silver chain on which to wear the pendant, please check out my other listings. My recommended chain style for my pendant line is a 2.5 mm diameter sterling silver wheat style chain. I have two listings: one for a 20" wheat and one for an 18". This is a unique pendant design that you will not find anywhere else! Shipping is $7.10 in the United States. (Other destinations will require a calculation on shipping). INTERNATIONAL BUYERS– PLEASE NOTE: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying. Any purchases made within the State of Virginia must also include 5.3% Virginia State Sales tax. I am offering a 14 day return policy if not fully satisfied for any reason. For return, customer is responsible for return shipping cost. Please e-mail me with any questions that you may have BEFORE BIDDING. IF YOU LIKE THIS PENDANT DESIGN, PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON MY OTHER LISTINGS, AS I HAVE BEGUN THE PROCESS OF CREATING AN ENTIRE LINE OF METAL DETECTING AND TREASURE HUNTING-THEMED PENDANTS AND RINGS. I will periodically be adding additional designs to the line as I have time to design and create the master models. Thanks for viewing my listing!