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Victorian Gold Scallop Shell Locket

Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1900

This pretty antique pendant is modelled as a scallop shell, in 9k gold with a locket compartment at the back. In the Middle Ages, the scallop shell became associated with religious pilgrimages; but since much earlier the shell has been a symbol of fertility, and often associated with the Goddess Venus.

MEASUREMENTS

18.6 x 16.8mm (not including bail)

WEIGHT

2.2g

MARKS

No marks present, tests as 9k gold

CONDITION

Very good, some light wear commensurate with age and use

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