Item Measurements: The pendant measures 1.7" in length including the bale and 1.45" wide. The bale opening measures 3.65 mm across. Closure/Clasp Type: Standard Bale; an additional bale will need to be attached in order for this piece to be worn on a necklace and face outward rather than sideways. Handmade during the Victorian era in Italy.The pendant consists of a heavy Italian centesimi coin depicting Vittorio Emanuele II, the former King of Sardinia and later the first King of a united Italy in over one thousand years. Vittorio Emanuele is often referred to as Padre della Patria , the Father of the Fatherland. Vittorio Emanuele II appears on the face of the coin in profile, while the reverse side features the image of the Italian coat of arms during this time period. Coin jewelry was very popular during this time period as a way to demonstrate wealth and status. The coin in this piece is dated 1877.
An additional bale will need to be attached to this piece in order for it to be worn on a necklace and face outward; your local jeweler can easily add a bale of your choosing, if desired. The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. The Victorian era took place from the year 1836 to the year 1901, which was the span of Queen Victorias reign.
Queen Victorias style was undoubtedly influential on the fashions of her country and ultimately led to three distinct jewelry trends emerging from the era. The first of these three styles was the Romantic period. The Romantic period was impacted by the Georgian period, which preceded it.
The second period was the Grand period, which was primarily defined by mourning jewelry and the trends surrounding it. The final period was the Aesthetic period. The Aesthetic period was more lighthearted and airy than the previous periods and focused on aesthetic beauty and joy.
This era features floral, natural, and feminine motifs, and utilized chased gold designs, enamel, and seed pearls. The item "Antique Vintage Victorian Sterling Silver Italian Vittorio Emanuele Coin Pendant" is in sale since Sunday, September 29, 2019.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.