WWII Trench Art Bracelet, Heart Shaped Australian Coins
WWII Trench Art Bracelet, Heart Shaped Australian Coins
WWII Trench Art Bracelet, Heart Shaped Australian Coins
WWII Trench Art Bracelet, Heart Shaped Australian Coins
WWII Trench Art Bracelet, Heart Shaped Australian Coins

WWII Trench Art Bracelet, Heart Shaped Australian Coins

Regular price
$295.00
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$295.00

An artfully crafted WWII trench art coin bracelet made entirely from sterling silver Australian coins dated 1944: florins and shillings to be exact. The profile of King George VI on the front of the sections is softened with wear, but the backs are clear and precise with the Australian Coat of Arms and rams head clearly defined and centered on the heart-shaped segments. Beautifully made with obviously great care, using only coins from the same year, perhaps the year the soldier who crafted or commissioned it was stationed in Australia. Measuring approximately 1 1/8" north to south at the center tapering to 7/8" by the end coins. The vintage lobster claw clasp is in perfect working order. A total length of 7 1/4" when clasped shut. In excellent condition. Australian coins minted from 1910 to 1945 have a .925 or sterling silver content. The remaining alloy may contain copper, nickel or zinc. Please consider any allergies when purchasing coin jewelry for personal use. ****************************************************************************** There's a long tradition of soldier made art and souvenirs of wartime produced during rare lulls in otherwise violent activity or as a theaputic activity for prisoners and convalescents. Keeping one's hands busy is a good way to pass the time, rather than thinking of what might lie ahead, and trench art examples range from jewelry to humidors depending on the materials at hand. Each period of war since the Napoleonic has a type of work associated with it and pieces have been made from soup bones, straw, cannon balls and coins. For example WWI and II are both known for coin and shell casing work as those were two raw materials in somewhat plentiful supply. It wasn't usually soldiers at the frontline who produced these pieces as the noise of hammering would have brought unwelcome enemy attention. Most of the time it was those in hospital or at base camp waiting new orders, prisoners of war or civilian artisans producing items to sell to those men wishing to send something home to a sweetheart or wife. ❃Shop bracelets at The Eden Collective: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective?section_id=14335853&ref=shopsection_leftnav_5 ❃We are happy to offer layaway. For details and other policies please read my terms and conditions before purchase: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective/policy USA - USPS First Class with delivery confirmation and insurance 2-3 business days Canada - FEDEX with tracking and insurance 6-10 business days International - USPS international first class with tracking and insurance 5-10 business days Please convo me for rates and availability of shipping to your location