Sterling Silver Union NEW YORK 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, New York State Military Seal Militia button (Alberts NY30 / Tice NY220W) that was worn during the American Civil War by New York State officers and enlisted men. This pendant is NOT an actual Civil-War period artifact!! The New York troops that wore these style buttons on their uniforms were many and they participated in all major theaters of the Civil War. This particular style of New York button was one of many variations of this pattern that represented the State of New York during the Civil War. This die variant was supplied by the Goddard & Brother Manufacturing company, located in Newark and New York. However,it is not known if the Goddard brothers purchased all buttons bearing their back mark from other manufacturers or if their firm actually produced them. The button's State Military Seal design was an adaptation of the State's Coat of Arms. The Military Seal has a large shield with two halves. The left half originated from the design on the State's Coat of Arms and has the Hudson River in the foreground with mountain ranges and rising sun in the background. The other half has an American flag. These two halves are to represent the New York troops' allegiance to both State and Country. The crest of the Military seal has an eagle perched on top of a world globe. Beneath the shield and eagle crest is the word "EXCELSIOR" (Latin for "ever upward"). On the perimeter of the button are thirteen stars. The State Coat of Arms would be different in that the shield would be missing the American flag and would be flanked with Lady Liberty on one side of the shield and Justice on the other. Also missing would be the 13 stars. The button's Military Seal 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% 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!