This small oblong silver case has been fitted with two spring-loaded compartments to hold four or five gold sovereign and half sovereign coins. A sovereign holder keeps pocket money handy when it was attached to a chain or chatelaine by means of the small ring that can be seen on top. The case has been left plain with no decoration.
The case has some dings and the sovereign size compartment has some small tears at the opening from use. Both springs are working so this item can still hold sovereign and half sovereign coins.
Hinged at the bottom and by pressing the spring loaded catch at the top allows the case to open to gain access to the inside.
Measuring around 60 mm long and weighing in at 29 gram.
There is a full British hallmark from the Chester assay office with the assay mark for sterling silver, the date letter for 1913 and the maker mark T&S. This mark we believe belongs to the maker E.J. Trevitt & Sons, 29 Augusta Street, Birmingham.
The case has been clearly used from the number of dings the case has received and from the small tears at the entrance to the sovereign spring loaded compartment, which is not unusual for these items. Both spring-loaded compartments are in working order and the case is ready to join a collection.
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SKU S 368