This antique gold Scottish charm is such a sweetie! Featuring thistles, the national emblem of Scotland, and a banner that reads 'Dinna forget' meaning 'Do not forget', we think it could likely have been a token gifted to someone when they had to be parted from a loved one.
The thistles are framed by a round gold border with a lovely ball detailing too. The charm is hollow in the centre and the gold is plain to the reverse with a partial hallmark still visible. There is a '9' for 9ct gold and the date letter 'W'. Without being able to full make out the assay office mark, it's hard to date the charm exactly but we think it was likely hallmarked at either the Glasgow or Edinburgh Assay Offices which would mean that the charm dates to either 1893 or 1878.
The charm weighs approx 1.3g and measures approx 25mm tall (not including the jump ring) by approx 22.3mm wide by approx 1.5mm deep.
Condition - The charm is in good antique condition to say that it is likely over 100 years old but it does show signs of age and wear, including surface wear to the gold. This age and wear is mainly to the back of the charm which is quite dented in places. The jump ring is currently pushed closed. Please see photos.
*Please note the antique box and chain pictured are not included in the sale but the charm will be shipped in a new presentation box and pouch*
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