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Another mystery piece...can you help?

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Hello again.


I purchased this in LaPaz, Bolivia in 1978 and never could quite figure out what it was. It measures roughly 1 5/8" by 1 1/2", weighs 2.3 ounces. The back is blank and the composition is a mystery too. Any ideas?


Thank you, gentlemen.






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It looks like the equivalent to a St. Christopher's Medal. There are saints for every facet of life so if you can identify the saint then you can identify what it was used for.


It looks brass-like, too.

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Interesting theory. I never even considered that. I kinda' got hung up on the bust wearing what I thought was Inca warrior clothing....but I don't think there were too many Inca saints. Of course, the Spanish did a number on Bolivia/Peru and did bring Catholicism to those parts...so your idea has merit. Much appreciated!!!



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