Dated 1679, this frame set CAST of an antique coin set in 925 antiqued silver allows you to carry a wee piece of Scottish history with you! Whole pendant measures roughly (L)30x(W)23x(D)3mm, including bail. Comes in a Two Skies presentation box and with a matching complimentary 18" antique silver plated link chain. Perfect collector's gift for the budding historian.
Bawbee Coin Sterling Silver Pendant
Between 1124 and 1709, the coinage of Scotland was independent and all locally minted. It included such unique coins as the plack, bodle, Scottish dollar, ryal and bawbee! The bawbee, or Scots halfpenny, was particularly beloved and has left it's mark in history through numerous poems and songs including 'The Ballad of Jennie's Bawbee', country dance song 'The Crooked Bawbee' and famous children's rhyme 'Coulter's Candy'. Amazingly enough, Two Skies has ties with this special coin - the bawbee was named after the Laird of Sillebawby, the mint master who introduced it. The Sillebawby farm (where the coins were hand-hammered until 1677) is directly next door to our headquarters in Burntisland, Fife!