Antique Silver Cross made of 58 Travancore silver Chuckram Coins - For Sale

Antique Silver Cross made of 58 Travancore silver Chuckram Coins
Price: $380.00


A very unusual antique, second have of the 19th century, silver Cross composed of 58 small Indian Travancore State silver Chuckram coins, soldered to a silver wire frame. The suspension loop is stamped with the French import ‘Swan’ silver hallmark.

The 'Swan' mark was introduced on 1st June 1864; it was used on silver articles imported into France from countries without Customs Conventions. Its use was discontinued on 1st June 1893.

Travancore was a princely state in India under the British Raj, with it's capital at Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) ruled by the Travancore Royal Family. By the early 19th century the kingdom became a princely state under the British.


Dimensions: Height: including the suspension loop is approximately 10cm (4in).

Weight: 27 grams (0.952397 Ounce).


For similar coins in The Fitzwilliam Museum please see the links below:

http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/explorer/index.php?do=Search&qu=ObjectNumber:P.9607-R&fi={%22term%22%3A{%22Maker.asterm%22%3A%22Travancore%22


http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tales-that-the-fabulous-collection-in-the-vaults-tell/article2233694.ece




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