Sterling Silver Union MICHIGAN 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 Union, Michigan State Arms Militia button (Alberts MG4 / Tice MG205A) that was worn during the American Civil War by Michigan troops. This pendant is NOT an actual Civil-War period artifact!! The Michigan troops that wore these style buttons on their uniforms were primarily officers. This particular style of Michigan button was one of several variations of this pattern that represented the State of Michigan during the Civil War. This die variant was manufactured by the Scovill Button Manufacturing company, located in Waterbury, Connecticut. The button's State Coat of Arms was designed in 1835 by Lewis Cass, the second governor of Michigan Territory. The State Arms incorporates a shield, flanked by a moose on one side and an elk on the other. At the top of the shield is the Latin word "TUEBOR", translated "I will defend". The shield has an image of a man standing on a peninsula. holding a gun. Above the shield is an eagle. There are a couple of minor differences between the official coat of arms and the one used on the button's design. First, the man on the shield appears to be holding a flag, as opposed to a rifle. Also, there is some sort of structure or dwelling illustrated on the shield, adjacent to the man. Second, the word "TUEBOR" is missing from the button's design. The button's Coat of Arms design is superimposed on a lined background. 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% 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!