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Offline jezuss

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token with only a crown
« on: September 20, 2019, 06:45:30 PM »
token with only a crown
26.3 mm
2.9 gram
silver plated brass

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Re: token with only a crown
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2019, 07:38:39 PM »
Since it has a slot in it, it looks like maybe for a ribbon or maybe it is a fob...
Interesting. May be Royal Crown Whiskey.

Dale


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Re: token with only a crown
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2019, 08:41:35 PM »
the crown looks struck, not engraved.
when it is a fob, i have a loss of 1 euro...

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Re: token with only a crown
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2019, 09:10:37 PM »
While it looks much like the crown of William I of the Netherlands, it may not be. My doubt rests on the decoration between the headband and the "bows". On pictures of the original, they look like flowers with four petals, though I haven't found a clear picture of that part of the crown. On your piece, they look like trefoils. However, it is highly likely to be the crown decking the coat of arms of the Netherlands, which has flowers with three petals.

I think the slot is for a ribbon (orange, I presume), not for a ring, so it isn't a watch fob. My guess would be that it was worn with the ribbon around the neck by a Dutch royalty supporter at royal house festivities.

Peter
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Re: token with only a crown
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2019, 09:18:08 PM »
Addendum. The crown of William II does have flowers with three petals. So there. The new mystery is what did William II need another crown for? Being a pinhead?

Peter

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Re: token with only a crown
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2019, 09:24:41 PM »
I have seen quite a few pocket watch fobs with slots. Not saying that is what it is though.
Dale


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Re: token with only a crown
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2019, 01:56:18 PM »
Since it has a slot in it, it looks like maybe for a ribbon or maybe it is a fob...
Interesting. May be Royal Crown Whiskey.

Dale
Having enjoyed a splash of Crown Royal on a few occasions...quite a few occasions.. but who's counting?...it's not that, Dale. ;D

I like the piece, but I suppose we could speculate endlessly about what it is.

Bruce
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