This is a beautiful and unusual money clip. It depicts the image of an Egyptian god, most likely Horus, the falcon god. He stands with his wings spread, flanked by a cartouche as well as the all-seeing “Eye of Horus”. The living Pharaoh was always considered to be an incarnation of Horus on Earth, until the time of his death when he became Osiris.
The clip is rife with Egyptian symbolism, though it was manufactured in Iraq; this is discernable by the hallmark you can see on the public side. The hallmark features what looks like an upside down “v” and two dots, which indicates mid 20th century Iraq. The image represented on the front is silver overlay on sterling silver and remains in excellent condition.
Though there is a dark patina on the surface, this serves only to draw out the detail.
Measurements: Height: 1 ¼” Width: 1” Depth: ¼” Weight: 12.9 grams
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