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Costume Jewelry2087 of 3105Saphiret, Sapphirine, or just pale blue glass??14k vig pin
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Posted 2 years ago

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Militarist
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Here are two items that my wife got from her father who was a world class traveler and collector of interesting objects. The item on the right is made with a Moroccan 5 dirham coin dated AH 1299 (AD 1861) and may be a pin to secure a cape ? The other item might be Native American? Both have loops at 12 oclock and are silver. Any one know for sure?

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  1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    The one you refer to as native American is interesting. Did the gentleman ever travel to South America by chance?
  2. Militarist Militarist, 2 years ago
    He spent a lot of time in Mexico, not sure if he ever went further south.
  3. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    The first item I don't know but the second is almost the same as mine. I bought it in Morocco already a lot of years ago now I think it was about 1968. Mine is dated 1321 Islamic year (1903). So yours is still older that means the coin. It was used as closure for a coat or something like that.
  4. Militarist Militarist, 2 years ago
    Thanks Agram, that confirms my guess.
  5. aeon aeon, 1 year ago
    The item on the left is similar to a Coptic cross that I own.

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