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1897 coin belt.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:44 pm

Anyone know anything about the Boer wars??
Mum was cleaning out some of my nana's things last week and we found an interesting item.

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It's 23 and 3/4 inches long (someone had a tiny waste :-o ).

We have no idea of it's history, mum seems to think it's something to do with nursing and the boer war, but I can't find anything on the internet that might shed any light, other than some ebay auctions of belt clasps.
We think it belonged to my Great Grandmother, but we'v really no idea.

The buckles are Birmingham stirling silver, and filthy so as you can see I've been polishing them (only done one so far.
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The coins are African Shillings (4x 1 shilling coins. 4x 2 shillings and 1x 2 1/2 shilling) from 1897.

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It's a beautiful item, just needs a good clean. I'd love to know what it is and why we have it but sadly there's no family members to ask now :(
Anyway though I'd share the pics.
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Re: 1897 coin belt.

Postby Dan4th » Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:11 pm

I really like that!

Careful, though, you don't clean it
up too much -- you might reduce the
value of it.......

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Re: 1897 coin belt.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:18 pm

No exactly, I'm just getting rid of the top coat of muck, and I'm not going to touch the coins, just brightening up the buckles a bit. Does look much nicer with the silver cleaned up.
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Re: 1897 coin belt.

Postby Dan4th » Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:47 pm

I did a quick search, too, and couldn't
find anything like it........

Looks as if it might have had some kind
of ceremonial purpose.......

Hey! This thing might pay for your Dakota
from Zimbabwe!

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: 1897 coin belt.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:52 pm

=)) =)) Never thought of that ;) =))
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