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Silver 1781 Perpetual Calendar made from Carolus III Spain 8 Reales Coin RARE

Silver 1781 Perpetual Calendar made from Carolus III Spain 8 Reales Coin RARE
Silver 1781 Perpetual Calendar made from Carolus III Spain 8 Reales Coin RARE
Silver 1781 Perpetual Calendar made from Carolus III Spain 8 Reales Coin RARE
Silver 1781 Perpetual Calendar made from Carolus III Spain 8 Reales Coin RARE
Silver 1781 Perpetual Calendar made from Carolus III Spain 8 Reales Coin RARE
Silver 1781 Perpetual Calendar made from Carolus III Spain 8 Reales Coin RARE
Silver 1781 Perpetual Calendar made from Carolus III Spain 8 Reales Coin RARE
Silver 1781 Perpetual Calendar made from Carolus III Spain 8 Reales Coin RARE

Silver 1781 Perpetual Calendar made from Carolus III Spain 8 Reales Coin RARE    Silver 1781 Perpetual Calendar made from Carolus III Spain 8 Reales Coin RARE
This is a really RARE single sided pocket perpetual calendar and has been made possibly in the 18th Century or early 19th Century from a large silver DOLLAR or 8 REAL coin of CHARLES III of Spain 1781. The coin its self has been in circulation as can be seen on the obv of the coin... The date is quite worn and it looks like its 1781. On this side you see a central raised circle.. It is only when you look at the other side you see the fine SKILL and workmanship that has gone into making this into a calendar. I would say an ENGLISH speaking person has made the calendar due to the spelling of the days of the week. The inner revolving section which has fine engraved cheese like parts with numbers in them within lines. The days of the month. The days of the week are around the outer edge and then the dates are in the centre on a movable piece to allow the dates to line up with the appropriate day of the week. I have just removed this central tiny screw to see what is under it.. Nothing other than plain silver of the coin which has been machined out and a number 5... On the underside of the central days of the week its plain as well with the same number 5... This has been done during the making of it so the maker knows this part fits in this coin. The 5 inside these two parts is the same as the 5 slanty style font on the days part..... So the same person has engraved inside as well as the outside. This will have probably been made by a pocket watch maker or similar trade as it is very precise and the workmanship is very fine. Please be assured this is an ANTIQUE item and not a modern reproduction... Just look at my photographs to see the quality of it. No maker's marks etc. This is no longer a coin now of course its a fine antique perpetual calendar... A gentleman aristocrat of the period. One would have had to have a high social status to have one of these made during this period. Please see photographs for more details.

38.4mm in diameter x 2mm deep edge... The edge still retains the edge the original coin was made with... Which looks like circles and squares alternate. The inner rotating part is about 25.3mm dia... And the item weighs 22.7grams.

The very top of the reverse of the coin has been machined away and then engraved with the details you see on it now.. The central part has been machined away deeper to allow for the central days engraved part to sit into and turn on the simple screw in the centre.

Very fine skilled work and you will love it.. But it is a really fascinating item and I wonder where in the world it was made and who for and where it has been in its hay day whilst being used and then of course put in a box and forgotten about for at least a 100 years.... My measurements are done with an electronic digital caliper and small weighing scales.

The item "Silver 1781 Perpetual Calendar made from Carolus III Spain 8 Reales Coin RARE" is in sale since Saturday, March 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "diggerlee" and is located in Yorkshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Composition: silver
  • Product: perpetual calendar
  • Style: Georgian
  • Brand: perpetual calendar made from 1781 coin
  • Pattern: fine engraved workmanship


Silver 1781 Perpetual Calendar made from Carolus III Spain 8 Reales Coin RARE    Silver 1781 Perpetual Calendar made from Carolus III Spain 8 Reales Coin RARE