Coin purse ; 1914-1918; 77/180/4


Te Manawa


Coin purse

About this object

Small coin purse, made with leather and mother of pearl with blue silk lining. The purse is marked "Jerusalem".

Date Made


Place Made


Medium and Materials

Mother of pearl, leather, silk


45 mm , 30 mm , 15 mm

Subject and Association Description

This purse was purchased by the donor's brother, Roy Rowlands in Jerusalem. It was obtained while Roy fought with the Manawatu Mounted Rifles in World War One, 1914 to 1918. Later this purse was used by the donor, Mrs A Smith, for church collection money.

Named Collection

Collection of Te Manawa Museums Trust

Credit Line

Donated by Mrs A. Smith

Object Type

Purse, change/Personal Gear/Personal Artefacts/Nomenclature

Object number


Copyright Licence  

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