Welcome to the Yankee Pickers shop. We are pleased to offer this very rare Georgian coin silver ingot slavery bracelet, attributed to a famous Philadelphia silver smith, Philip Syng 1750 to 1780. Syng. Syng was an abolitionist who was friends with Benjamin Franklin. The old paper note that came with the bracelet reads, " This bracelet belonged to my great great great grandfather who was an abolitionist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before and after the Revolutionary War. I was told that he was in the company of Benjamin Franklin, also an ardent abolitionist. We always referred to this silver bracelet as the ' Breaker of Chains', as the fist breaks apart the shackles of slavery." From our research, on silver smiths in the 1700's, we came across Philip Syng Junior. Who was also an abolitionist and who was a silversmith and a friend of Benjamin Franklin.
Philip Syng is famous for making the ink well stand that was used to sign the Declaration of Independence. With the information in the note that came with the bracelet and the information that can be found, in all most likely the same person. I have attached a photo of the information that I found on . The measurements are 35 grams, 5 7/8 around the inside and 3/4 wide on the fist. This bracelet is a very rare piece of early American Colonial history, a one of a kind piece. We will concern reasonable offers for this rare bracelet.. We offer free shipping and no hassle returns. Thank you for visiting our shop. Richard and Paula
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