Sterling Silver Confederate Local VIRGINIA (VA23) 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 started a new business combining my two careers of goldsmith/jewelry designer and artifact restoration. This pendant is a precision replica, modeled from a very rare Southern, local-made Virginia State seal button (Alberts VA23) that was worn during the American Civil War by soldiers in Virginia units ...as the subject! This pendant is NOT an actual Civil-War period artifact! In the collector's realm, the VA23 is the "holy grail" of all Civil War-era Virginia buttons and authentic VA23 buttons command very high prices. The design incorporates a very beautifully executed Virginia coat of arms illustrating Virtus with the figure representing tyranny lying defeated at her feet. The coat of arms motif is displayed on a finely lined background. Encircling the outer perimeter is the Latin phrase SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS ( translated: thus ever to tyrants) and the State name VIRGINIA. This pendant exhibits premium, sharp details of all elements. The bail in 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!