Aug 09, 2012, 08:55 PM
long-shot - no physical medal, just small image in old photo
This is a long shot because I do not actually possess this medal, I only have a photo of it that is about 100 years old, which shows a young woman wearing it on a necklace (so I guess you'd call it virtual treasure). For the attached image, I scanned the original photo at 1200 dpi in hopes of bringing out at least a little bit of detail; the angle of perspective is another challenge to identification. I hope it looks familiar to somebody out there.
To see the full context of the medal, follow this link and click on the thumbnail you find there:
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Aug 09, 2012 08:55 PM
Aug 09, 2012, 10:27 PM
Very tough, and I wouldn't eliminate the possibility of it being a locket.
Aug 09, 2012, 10:54 PM
I agree with Ironpatch. I believe it's a locket. I am a bit of an antique locket fancier and lockets were very common in the era this photograph was taken
Aug 10, 2012, 01:21 PM
Welcome to Tnet bc17
Long shot indeed Looks like a bust of woman
Aug 10, 2012, 10:13 PM
Yep. I agree
Originally Posted by IronSpike
Aug 11, 2012, 06:31 PM
Yeah, I was thinking it's a cameo myself.
"The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those that speak it." -George Orwell... maybe
Aug 13, 2012, 04:25 PM
Thank you, all, for your responses to my unusual request. I should have guessed it was a locket but somehow that word just didn't come to mind. I'll leave this open for now in case somebody recognizes the specific design, though I realize it may be very generic.
Aug 13, 2012, 05:14 PM