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Object Name: Watch fob
Date: 1750-1850
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Medium: Gold, copper, chalcedony
Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/2 x 1 3/8 x 1/2 in. ( 3.8 x 3.5 x 1.3 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
or: Europe
Description: Gold copper-gilt watch fob with seal impression; barrel shaped bail attached to arched frame for seal, the frame is screwed the seal allowing both pieces to swivel completely; seal has carnelian on one side, rectangular seal in relief on opposite side with hatchmark design.
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman, 1907
Object Number: INV.12406
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According to a tag attached to this watch fob, this was the seal belonging to Captain Benjamin Davies.