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Georgian Mother of Pearl "Pastoral" Gaming Token

$325.00

Georgian Mother of Pearl "Pastoral" Gaming Token

$325.00


Description

DATE: Georgian, c.1780

An unusual Georgian gaming token (aka gambling token) fashioned as a mother of pearl disc with jagged edge and a pastoral scene etched onto the front. It features a lamb walking through a field, with fence and willow tree in the background - all beautifully executed. These gaming tokens were used to keep score in card games such as Ombre and Quadrille, and, via Poker during the 19th century, are precursors to modern day casino chips. 

STONES 

Mother of pearl

MEASUREMENTS 

3.0cm diameter

WEIGHT 

4.5g

CONDITION 

Very good, light wear commensurate with age

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