Antique India Necklace, British India Half Rupee Necklace, Himachal Pradesh,195 Grams – RARE
A COLLECTOR'S ITEM:
This necklace is 80 years approx. and of high grade silver with antique British India half rupee silver coins and six quarter rupee coins, from Himachal Pradesh in northern India.
It has been strung on a strong fine high grade silver rope chain with an S claps for closing.
The 14 half rupees on the necklace show the denomination and dates from 1914 –1939 within a circle, and flower surrounds, and on the front side is a crowned bust of George V King Emperor (1910-1936), and George V1 King Emperor (1936-1952).
There are six quarter rupee coins with dates 1876 to 1936, three are crowned bust of George V King Emperor (1910-1936), one Emperor and King Edward V11 (1901-1910) and two of Queen Victoria, Empress, coin dates 1876 and 1886. The coinage changed from 'Victoria Queen' to 'Victoria Empress' in 1877.
The center coin is an old British India BENGAL PRESIDENCY Rupee.
The total weight of the necklace is 195 grams (6.885oz.). The necklace can be worn either side but the floral units are on the face side.
The length of the necklace is 27" (69cm).
The half and quarter rupees have been silver tested for high grade silver as produced at 91.7%. The British-Indian government used precious metal coinage until 1939 and struck under direct authority of the crown.
I have not cleaned the necklace - but will polish up beautifully.