This travel shield charm is for Mayrhofen, in Austria, a popular tourism destination for skiing as well as other winter and summer sports. The charm is in good condition with minimal enamel wear. The silver has a warm patina and hasn't been rhodium plated.
Marked 900 on the back, denoting silver content of 900/1000 parts, as compared 925 which is sterling silver. Travel shield charms were very popular in the 1950s to 1970s and most of these shields were made in Germany, who made them for almost every destination and subject imaginable. Although the majority were made using 800 silver, they are frequently found in 830, 835, and 925 sterling silver.
Travel shields are relatively small charms. Shown in the next-to-last photo beside a dime for scale. In the last photo it is shown in a group of other travel charms from the same bracelet. Based on the subject matter of some of the charms, they were most likely made in the late 1960s to 1970s. the enameling and detail on each is very nicely done, and they all have a nice patina and appear to be very similar in quality and age.
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Mayrhofen Austria Vintage Enamel and 900 Silver Souvenir Travel Shield Charm
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