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ANTIQUE 17th CENTURY SILVER GILT BOX JAMES I CROWN c1620 & AUSTRIAN THALER c1590

865.00 1,115.00

An antique European silver gilt (solid silver with a pale gold wash) box; the lid set with a James I crown, and the base set with a Austrian Thaler.

An unusual early box...most intriguing & extremely collectable!

CONDITION: Some expected signs of detail & gilding wear and scratching/rubbing commensurate with age and use. Coins filed for setting into mounts - please see pictures for overall condition. Old file test mark to side of box.

DATE/MARKS: Thaler around 1590, Crown around 1620, box constructed in the 17th / early 18th Century.

DIMENSIONS: 45 mm lid diameter, 17 mm tall (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.

WEIGHT: Approx. 85.3 grams.

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