Andrew Barrett Solid Chester Silver George V Coronation Maundy Money Page Turner (Code 1812)
This is perhaps one of the most interesting items I have acquired in a long time. It is a page turner (or perhaps large letter opener) in solid silver. However it is also set with eight coins, all George V from 1911. This suggests it was made to celebrate his coronation in June of that year. The coins comprise of a half crown, a florin, a shilling, a sixpence, four pence (groat), three pence, two pence, one pence. The coins also all appear to be the silver proofs from 1911 with the four smaller denominations being the Maundy set from that year. The hallmark unsurprisingly is for 1911 and from the Chester assay office. The silversmith is Andrew Barrett and Sons of Picadilly, London with their details stamped into the silver on the opposing side to the hallmark. A very unusual and exciting find which appeals on many levels.
Generally very good with some expected period wear and surface scratches.
Length: 29.5 cms ( 11 5/8 inches )
Width: 4 cms ( 1 1/2 inches ) at top end
Weight 124 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 1812 AG19-1
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