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Reference:5733 Engraved Silver Tickets ro Passes, c. 1750
A magnificent pair of engraved tickets or passes, one with a key, the other with crossed quills, and both carrying the legend EXISTIMATIONI TUAE CONSULE.
Silver. 55 mm.
Condition: Very Fine
It is not clear for which body or institution these were made, or represent; but the quality of engraving is superb, and the symbolism of the key and crossed quills suggest their use in an institution such as a chancellery. They are engraved on thin silver flans. It is possible that they are somewhat earlier than indicated, but they do not appear to be later. This would represent a fascinating research project.