Bronze pin military

Dec 13, 2017. 14:56 UTC
Bronze Pin Military
Dominick
United States of America

Category
Militaria

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Maybe
Description

Possibly bronze and possibly military pin about 2.5 inches long .25” hollow square bar with .75” round carving of a crescent moon with a man in military style helmet and possibly a woman behind him in the center of crescent moon shape

Provenance

Found at garage sale

Answered within about 1 hour
Dec 13, 15:45 UTC
By Nora Curl

Fair Market Value

$25 - $50 USD

Insurance Value

$75 USD
What does this mean?

This is a Continental silver, likely sterling 925, Victorian era ladies bar pin. The C-Clasp closure on this dates it to just about 1870. The bar pin features a crescent moon and the profile of a Roman or Trojan soldier. In the Victorian era, the crescent moon was a symbolism for new beginnings. It was popularly used on jewelry throughout the 19th century. The texturized surface is a stylization of lizard skin. The pieces were press molded, not carved. It is not bronze, nor militaria. The estimate is based on actual past auction sales of comparables.

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