How much fun is this pin?! This is an adorable pressed tin pin, done in a gold tone. Anchoring one side is a round, 1 and 1/2 in in diameter piece, with the "clasp" piece, being another circular piece, which is 1 in diameter. The larger end has an impressed design of a square "picture frame", with scrolled edges, bisected by a "cross", with swirling ends. The reverse has a small C clasp.
The "clasp" end has the motif of a French " coin", "dated" 1906, with a band of words, which translate from the French into the French Republic. In the center of the "coin", in profile, is the head of a male, with his head wrapped in what are probably laurel leaves, which represent "victory". This too has a small C pin on the back.
Hooked by jump rings, in between the two pieces are a triple strand of plain chain lengths, each measuring 4 in long. Suspended from the bottom of the French "coin", by jump rings, are the 3 and 1/2 in tails of the chain lengths, from which charms hang. One charm represents a "coin", another is the figure of an angel, with the last being done in the shape of a key.
This style of pin was very popular in the 1940's, and this is about a 1970's redo, in wonderful vintage condition. Grab this one for your twin set, and be a great sweater girl!