Belt and buckle

Seventeen silver coins in a single row linked by a double chain. Each coin has four holes drilled into it, two at each end to support the links. The buckle is an elaborate oval shape etched with a design. The belt is probably a lampit, which is part of an individual family's wealth.

All except the last coin are fifty cent pieces from a former British Colony on the Malay Peninsula. They read: 'STRAITS SETTLEMENTS FIFTY CENT [Date]/QUEEN VICTORIA'. All are dated from the 1890s, but the last number on the date is illegible on most as the hole for the link has been drilled through it. The last coin reads 'HONGKONG 1981 50 CENT/QUEEN VICTORIA'.
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870 x 30mm - LxW
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Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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