Sterling Silver Confederate ARKANSAS State Seal 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 rare Confederate, Arkansas State Seal Militia button (Alberts AK1 / Tice AK200A) that was worn during the American Civil War by Arkansas troops, as the subject! This pendant is NOT an actual Civil-War period artifact!! This particular style of Arkansas State Seal button was the only one that represented the State of Arkansas during the Civil War. They were believed to have been manufactured by the Steele & Johnson Button Company in Waterbury, Connecticut. The button's State Seal design incorporates two eagles on either side of a central shield. The shield's design incorporates images of a steamboat, a plow, a sheaf of wheat and a 5-pointed star. Standing at the top of the shield is the "Goddess of Liberty". With her right hand, she holds a liberty-capped staff, while in her left hand is a wreath. She is surrounded by an arch of rays and stars. On the perimeter of the button's front is the word "ARKANSAS" at the top, with the words "REGNANT POPULI" (translated: "The People Rule") adjacent to the two eagles. There are are also three stars, situated between the three perimeter words. 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!