Brooch, Three Egyptian coins; Unknown maker; 1914-1918; RI.W2001.112
Brooch, Three Egyptian coinsAbout this object
This brooch (or tie pin) is made of three Egyptian coins soldered together, with a crude wire pin and hook on the back for fastening.
The centre coin is either a 1/20 or 1/40 Qirsh - Mehmed V, minted in 1913. The tiny 'H' at the bottom of the obverse side is the symbol for the Heaton Mint in Birmingham. The two flanking coins could be 1/40 Qirsh - Abdul Hamid II.
There is no accession record for this pin but it may have been a souvenir or piece of trench art made by a soldier in Egypt during World War One. If so, it is unknown how it found its way to Riverton.
There is no accession record for this pin but it may have been a souvenir or piece of trench art made by a soldier in Egypt during World War One.Medium and Materials
inorganic, processed material, metal, alloy, copper alloy, bronze
inorganic, processed material, metal
h 20 x w 52 mm x d 10 mmSubject and Association Keywords