Nelson's Column 9k Gold Pendant Charm Vintage English 1956.

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Nelson's Column is a monument in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, Central London built to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The monument was constructed between 1840 and 1843 to a design by William Railton. It is a column of the Corinthian order built from Dartmoor granite. The Craigleith sandstone statue of Nelson is by E.H.Baily, and the four bronze lions on the base, added in 1867, were designed by Sir Edwin Landseer. The pedestal is decorated with four bronze relief panels, each 18 feet (5.5 m) square, cast from captured French guns. They depict the Battle of Cape St Vincent, the Battle of the Nile, the Battle of Copenhagen and the death of Nelson at Trafalgar. The sculptors were Musgrave Watson, William F.Woodington, John Ternouth & John Edward Carew, respectively.
Fantastic vintage 9ct yellow gold pendant or charm with English hallmarks dating it to the mid 1950's a time when charms were becoming popular. Still collectable today, still hung as charms as well as pendants from a necklace. The gold hallmark can be found to the one side of this iconic British Landmark, this is were you see an anchor for the Birmingham assay office along with the date letter for the year 1956. The makers mark reads 'SP'. Great detailing please see the pictures.
Size including bale 2.6 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm or 1.0 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches.
Weight 2.0 grams or 1.25 penny weight.


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