ITEM: Tie Bar.
COMPOSITION: 925, Silver.
CONDITION: Estate Item, excellent.
WEIGHT: 8.3 Grams.
MEASUREMENT: 2" Length X 1/2"
MARKS: Hong Kong, Mexico.
COMMENTS: Sterling Silver Abacus Tie bar. There is a scrolled etched design on the front. Light surface scratches indicative to age. The clip is in good working order and will last for many many more years to come. Great estate condition. It is hallmarked Hong Kong and something else but cant make it out under the clip. The abacus (plural abaci or abacuses), also called a counting frame, is a calculating tool that was in use centuries before the adoption of the written modern numeral system and is still widely used by merchants, traders and clerks in Asia, Africa, and elsewhere. Today, abaci are often constructed as a bamboo frame with beads sliding on wires, but originally they were beans or stones moved in grooves in sand or on tablets of wood, stone, or metal. The user of an abacus is called an abacist.
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