Sterling Silver "REPUBLIC OF TEXAS / ARMY" Button (TX5) 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 an 1840s to Civil War era Confederate Republic of Texas / Army, Lone Star button (Alberts TX5 / Tice TX202). These very rare buttons were worn during the 1840s - 1860s by troops fighting for the newly formed Republic of Texas. Independence from Mexico was won with the victory at San Jacinto River in April 21, 1836 and shortly thereafter, Texans formed a Republic. Many very proud Texans continued to use the same buttons up through the American Civil War! • This pendant is NOT an actual Civil-War period artifact!! • This particular style of Republic of Texas Army button was manufactured in 1840 by the Scovill Button Company in Waterbury, Connecticut. The design utilizes a single star with a beaded border, on a lined background and the words: REPUBLIC OF TEXAS / ARMY on the perimeter. The buttons are three-piece construction with a flat outer rim. As with most other Texas varieties of buttons (all considered quite rare), these buttons have been found in camps and battlefields throughout the South wherever Texas troops were present. 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!