Brooch, Three Egyptian coins; Unknown maker; 1914-1918; RI.W2001.112

Name/Title

Brooch, Three Egyptian coins

About 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.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Maker

Date Made

1914-1918

Period

1910s

Place Made

Africa, Egypt

Place Notes

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

Measurements

h 20 x w 52 mm x d 10 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Clothing and Accessories

Subject and Association Keywords

Military - World War One

Subject and Association Keywords

Military

Object Type

personal effects

Object number

RI.W2001.112

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