It's thought that love tokens originated as early as the 13th century. They are are coins where one side has been smoother down and then hand engraved. Sentimental "messages" could include a lover's initials or monogram, name, dates, or an image meant to remind or for luck. They were often bent to create a wave to try to prevent them from being used as currency.
This listing is for the pictured love token - the name "Irene", beautifully engraved on a very fine silver Canadian 50c Victorian coin.
This brooch measures 30.2mm in diameter and weighs 10.9g. You will received the pictured item.
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