Fob and chain, gold, made by Jochim Mathias Wendt, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1895
A heavy 15ct gold chain and pendant medallion fob. Ornate double chain with two swivel catches attached at one end. A toggle bar and fob at the opposite end. Chain links of pink and yellow gold with elongated rectangular links. Four sided with flattened rod sections, the centre of each link is filled with a spiralled tube. Plain circular links at each end are then joined to a different three link chain section, each comprising a central, spiralled circular link and two spiralled knot-links.
The circular medallion fob has a flat, lipped rim band and incised relief decorative borders, surrounding a shovel mining motif. The other side engraved with an inscription.
Maker's mark on medallion: "J.M.W./ 15c". Obverse has a raised cross & pick, reverse has engraved inscription "PRESENTED BY/ THE/ LAKE VIEW MINERS/ TO/ D. O'NEIL ESQ/ 29.11.95."