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Gilt bronze, 0.54” diameter. An exceptional example of these curious pendants which have been described as prostitute’s pendants. Sometimes called shell pendants, owing to their usual ribbed form, this example is of anatomical form, domed with a central nub cluster. The edge is scalloped to incorporate the Wheel of Fortune. Several variant sources describe these as worn specifically by prostitutes and the form of this one supports that attribution, as prostitution was openly practiced.  Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored on a gilt Sterling silver neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certification of authenticity.
Stock Number: B4535

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