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A beautifully engraved Edwardian 9ct gold sovereign holder dating from circa 1910. The front is heavily embellished with deeply engraved scrolling foliate motif and blank shield for initials or coat of arms. The reverse is also heavily chased showing little signs of wear or rubbing and in very fine condition with no visible dents.


The case is fitted with a spring loaded catch to the hallmarked ring loop, which when depressed releases the hinged cover revealing a hallmarked spring loaded sovereign holder embellished with engine turned decoration.


Sovereign purses or holders usually seen in silver were more rarely made in gold and would hold about five or six gold sovereigns. They were typically made to be carried on one end of a gentleman's Albert or watch chain. 


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DIMENSIONS - 35mm diameter (47mm including loop)


MATERIALS - English 9ct rose gold


WEIGHT - 16.4g


HALLMARKS - Jump ring with '9 375' marks, inner case hallmarks for Birmingham, makers mark M & L and '9 375' marks


CONDITION - A great example with the gold work and chasing remaining in very good condition. There have been no alterations or additions and the spring loaded lid opens and closes securely. Sovereigns also remain secure when placed inside.  

Edwardian 9ct Gold Engraved Sovereign Holder, Circa 1910

  • 35mm diameter (47mm including loop)


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