Vintage 1970s Peru Sol de Oro Brass Coin Necklace ~ 1 Sol and 1/2 Sol
The center Peru Sol de Oro brass coin pendant is dated 1970. The dates are not visible on the 1/2 sol coins as the drill holds obliterate the date after 19--. This style coin was used in Peru until 1985. The obverse of each coin displays a vicuna which is a relative of the Peruvian llama. The reverse displays a detailed coat of arms and the words Banco Central de Reserva Del Peru. The reverse is the same on all the coins with the exception of the illegible year.
In a great tribal look with the dangles, this necklace is made up of 6 1/2 Sol coins and the center 1 Sol pendant center. The necklace is made of finely braided leather attached to wrapped brass wire attached directly to the end coins. The center pendant has 11 brass dangles which finish the design off nicely.
The necklace measures 26" long without an opening. The center measures from the top of the coin to the tip of the longest dangle a bit shy of 3 1/2" long. All the coins measure 6" across the front. The smaller coins measure 7/8" in diameter. It is in excellent condition with some darkening to the brass as expected. Click on the large center photo for enlargements of all for extra detail. The close-up of the coins are not the true color - the others are. Thanks!
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