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Metal chatelaine with a lion head surrounded by curling ribbons and bell flower swags, four chains attached with a winged lion charm, a watch case, a coin, and a flat circular charm with Islamic writing.
This may be a souvenir chatelaine from a European trip taken in 1873, as the winged lion is a symbol of St. Mark, the patron of Venice, Italy. The other charms indicate travel to (or at least souvenirs from) Germany and an Islamic country.
Lion charm: " PAK / TIEI / MARC / EDI / GEU / MEUD"\n Coin: "DEUTSCHE REICH 1873 / 20 / PFENNING" (The Lion's inscription is in Latin. Translated roughly, it means "Peace be upon you, O Mark, my Evangelist" Venetian legend holds that an angel reportedly said this to St. Mark when he stood near the lagoon that would become one day Venice.)
Title Package of hairpins Accession Number 1939.651
Title Package of hairpins Accession Number 1939.652
Title Chatelaine Accession Number 1939.653
Title d - 4 hatpins Accession Number 1939.656 a
American or European
Clothing; Clothing Accessories
2 x 1 (WxD) (inches)