.925 Silver Union MASSACHUSETTS State Arm & Sword 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 Union, Massachusetts State Militia, Arm & Short Sword Massachusetts Crest button (Alberts MS36 / MS210F) that was worn during the American Civil War primarily by officers in the volunteer Massachusetts militia. This pendant is NOT an actual Civil-War period artifact!! As with most State buttons, these were made prior to the Civil War and entered service into the Civil War when State militias were absorbed into State regiments.This particular style of Massachusetts button was one of many patterns that represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts during the Civil War. This die variant was produced by the Waterbury Button Company, located in Waterbury, Connecticut. The button's design of a raised hand holding a short sword originates from the Commonwealth's Coat of Arms. The arm/sword element was an adaptation of the Commonwealth Arms of Massachusetts, with the arm/sword being the crest of those Coat of Arms. The hand/sword is a visual representation of Massachusett's Latin motto: Ense Petit Placidam sub Libertate Quietem ("This hand, the rule of tyrants to oppose, Seeks with the sword fair freedom's soft repose" ). On the perimeter of the button, encircling the arm/sword image are the words "MASS VOLUNTEER MILITIA". On the outermost perimeter are 24 stars. The button's military crest of the arms design is superimposed on a lined background. 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!