This exceptional and rare antique 9ct yellow gold presentation piece has been realistically modelled in the form of a bullet.
The cartridge case of the ammunition is embellished with the contemporary engraved inscription 'Presented to B. Coy, 1st Lanarkshire Royal Engineers (Volunteers) by Lieyt Chas. L. Spencer on his leaving the company on promotion'*.
This exceptional piece is further embellished with a silver bullet to the upper portion; the surface of this projectile is plain and unembellished.
The underside of the cartridge is further ornamented with the contemporary engraved initials 'RL' and C II, in addition to an inset primer.
This rare antique presentation bullet is fitted to the original hinged leatherette presentation box with satin and velvet lined interior, securing with a push fit catch.
This exceptional ammunition cartridge has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 9 carat gold and silver.
NOTE: * Colonel Charles Louis Spencer (1870-1948) was a merchant, a soldier and a yachtsman. Charles had a long association with the Lanarkshire Volunteers Royal Engineers and during the First World War, he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Engineers and served in France and Flanders. He efforts in his post led to him receiving the DSO in 1918 and in 1919 he was appointed a CBE. He was a yachtsman and was Commodore of the Clyde Cruising Club and Flag Officer for 23 years. He is known for sailing in his yacht 'RON', in which King George V was a recurrent guest.