belt (waist ornament); simpogot

Woman's coin belt made of white metal dollars. 16 large dollars each have four loops soldered to them, two to each side, these are linked to each other to form a belt, which is worn on the hips with a cotton skirt and top. The sides on view depict a standing Britannia with a ship in full sail in the background. The coins date from between 1896 and 1930. The obverse has a design with in the middle the Chinese character 'shou', denoting immortality or longevity, as well as other Chinese and Arabic inscriptions. One end dollar has a hook and the other an eye soldered to it to secure the belt.

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