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Earrings

Object Number: 
1977.37ab
Date: 
1869
Medium: 
Gold
Dimensions: 
overall (each): 2 3/8 x 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 6 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: reverse, top gold piece each earring: "1/4 / DOLLAR / 1869" stamped: reverse, center gold piece each earring: "CALIFORNIA / HALF DOL / 1869" stamped: reverse, bottom gold piece each earring: "CALIFORNIA / DOLLAR / 1869"
Description: 
Pair of gold earrings suspended from bent wire hooks, consisting of three octagonal gold pieces joined with double chain links.
Gallery Label: 
These earrings are made from California gold pieces, inscribed with the currency equivalents of $1.00, $.50, and $.25. They were given to the donor's mother by her brother-in-law James Dayton.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Laura Dayton Denby
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group