1916年法国手镜1916 French Leather Hand Mirror Fashioned using (2) French Coins, one of which is engraved.
Very Fine.145 mm x 220 mm. A round mirror encased in a stitched leather frame, with a hanging hole and what is probably a French 50 centime coin with one side ground off and HELEN in fine script letters engraved on its face. At the center of the round mirror is a cut-out in the silvering that reveals the central image of Marianne on a period 1 franc French silver coin. The otherwise blank reverse is personalized with an impressed message: (the first two lines essentially illegible - perhaps the name of a person or location that might be something close to HELAOJFAFELS / MASS) / FRANCE 1916 / CORPORAL / W. MADDOX TO HELEN / 39th SIGNALS.From the Steve M. Tompkins Collection.