protective charm

Small charm in the form of a carved seated figure contained within a glass and metal cylinder which is contained within another metal cylinder with a cut-out the size of the glass. The inner cylinder can be turned to reveal or conceal the small figure. 'Leper charm'. Inscription.

The object has been marked on the inner cylinder, so is only revealed when the figure is concealed.

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