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Victorian Queen Draga of Serbia Locket

$2,500

A beautifully made commemorative locket with a royal cipher beneath a crown. The reverse side features the date December 1862. When we acquired this locket, we thought the mystery that needed solving was the identity of the regal woman in the portrait. We now believe that she is Queen Draga of Serbia (check out the portrait of the queen in the product images), however, a mystery still remains. Queen Draga, an unpopular monarch who was assassinated along with her husband the King in 1903, was born in 1864, two years after the date on the locket. Perhaps it was am important date in Serbian history? In the monarchy? If anyone knows the answer, we are all ears.

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  • Materials

    18k gold (tests), enamel, portrait miniature, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    Dated December 1862

  • Condition

    Very good - minor surface wear commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    1 3/8" length including the bale, 1 1/16" diameter, 18" chain

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please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Lockets:Magical, Medicinal, Memorial.

It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.