Syracuse Lines Transit Token & Turquoise Earrings

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Syracuse Lines Transit Token & Turquoise Earrings

Regular price $25.00

I made these earrings out of Syracuse Lines transit tokens, links from 2 broken vintage chains, & turquoise gemstone beads.  US transit tokens date back to 1831. Over time, tokens were produced for subways, ferries, buses, and streetcars, often out of cheap white metal, aluminum, or more costly bronze. One characteristic of many, transit tokens is that they often feature cutouts, sometimes in the shapes of letters, to differentiate them at a glance from other coins. The earring wires are non-allergenic niobium.