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SOLD Antique Love Token Necklace Archie

$165.00

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This beautiful necklace features a Victorian British threepence love token with the name Archie engraved on one side. It has a beautiful pearl and crystal drop and is on a sterling silver chain.

The British threepence was know as a threepence or threepenny bit and was first used in England during the reign of Edward VI (1547-53). All threepences minted from 1816 to 1919 were made of sterling silver and those produced between 1920 and 1946 were half silver, half nickel. 

The love token is a coin that has been smoothed flat on one or both sides and has been hand-engraved with sentimental messages, names, love signs as hearts and knots, various symbols, initials of the giver or intertwined initials of giver and receiver.  The practice of engraving the coins began during the late 1600s but had  gone out of fashion by the end of the 19th century.

The coin and pearl drop measures 5cm and the chain measures 45cm. 

All Leoni & Vonk pearls and stones are handpicked for their beauty and individuality. 

All Leoni & Vonk jewellery is packaged in a black wallet/pouch. If your Leoni & Vonk purchase is a special gift and you would like it gift wrapped please go to the Gift Wrap section here and make your selection https://leoniandvonk.com/collections/gift-wrap

This unique piece of jewellery may have signs of wear due to it's history. It is beautifully imperfect and should be treated with love and care.