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    Texas Star - 1836. Estrella para la defensa de Tejas. A five-pointed, white-enameled, ball-tipped star with gold arrowheads in the angles. On the white-enameled medallion is a gold eagle; around the medallion is an inscribed white enameled band: "Texas En 1836." The medal hangs on its original green and red grosgrain ribbon. The Star of Texas was authorized by a law on August 28, 1840, for Mexican generals and officers defending their territory of Texas in actions against the rebels of the San Antonio Missions, Encinal, Goliad and others. Awarded only to survivors. There is not another one known to exist in the United States and only one known in Mexico. This item was in TSHA's 1981 auction and its owner has generously placed it in this year's auction. Private collection. Consigned Lot



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    Auction Dates
    March, 2006
    4th Saturday
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