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Fashion Accessories545 of 999MILITARY BELT BUCKLEMy $13 Hallway
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Posted 2 years ago


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I know very little about this little purse. The tag inside it reads (top to bottom)

Made in Italy (in english)
then a square that has the following inside it:
Red emblem I can't make out

Below the square made in Italy is written in French

Inside the purse were three large cents. One is dated 1827, one is 1852 and the third is unreadable. The two I can read the dates on were bored out to use as a necklace. One has a round hole and the other is a cross shape that appears to have been done with a punch.

Any input will be appreciated.

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  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    Any sterling marks on the metal bit?
  2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    I didn't notice any marking at all except the tag. I did look at it with a loop but don't recall whether I examined the inner metal. I will have a look.

    Thank you mikko & amber for the loves. I can't say I am terribly fond of it.
  3. Aimathena, 4 months ago
    Happy Easter :)
  4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 months ago
    It could be silver but anyway very nice what ever the metall is. Even today there are countries here in Europe who have coins made with original holes, they are designed like that. If you haven't posted the coins yet it would be interesting if you did, if you still have them.

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