Sovereign purse

Production date
Circa 1890s
Leather and metal sovereign purse, has a clasp to hang on a chain.
Possibly used by a female.
The colour is red leather on the exterior and yellow interior.
It is a folding purse form, with a hinged frame, ball clip.
There is a ring for a chain on one side and a centre plate with two round sovereign holders. The holders have sprung plates.

The sovereign purse, was used through the 1800's, and carried English gold coins.
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Object Detail

Leather sovereign purse
45 x 70mm
55mm extended open
Department Collection Type
Object type
Credit line
Waikato Historical Society Collection
Courtesy of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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