Antique Flip Fob Pendant Lion Top Silver Souvereign Queen Victoria

By the time this coin was made, Queen Victoria had been reigning for 52 years. She had been married, had nine children, ruled an expanding nation, survived eight assassination attempts, influenced art, fashion, and culture, had an entire period of time named after her, and still had another 11 years to go.

This wonderful antique Victorian silver flip fob pendant was handcrafted in England in 1889. It showcases a Jubilee head issued sovereign encased in crystal set in silver with a lion at the top. The coin displays a crowned Queen Victoria with the words, “VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT:REGINA F:D:” The other side of the coin shows a crowned shield with arms surrounded in a garter and collar, it reads, “HONI SOIT MAL Y PENSE 1889”. This fob measures 40.5 x 30 mm and it weighs 17 grams. It bears the anchor hallmark for Birmingham, England, the date letter “p” for 1889, and the lion mark for English sterling silver. It also bears a maker’s mark, “JC”. This coin has been set inside this wonderful fob since the date of issue and in is true mint condition, never have been circulated.

“Honi Soit Mal Y Pense” is the motto of England’s chivalric Order of the Garter. The phrase means, “Shame be to him who thinks evil of it” and has been their motto since King Edward III uttered the words in the 1300’s.

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Item ID: FBA22309VA

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