What do the 3 Balls for Pawnshops Mean?

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What do the 3 Balls Outside of Pawnshops Mean?

The Medici family in Italy were moneylenders during the Middle Ages and operated pawnshops throughout Europe. Legend has it that they also slew a giant for King Charlemagne using three bags of rocks. These three bags became stylized into three golden balls, which became a part of their family crest and the source of the symbol we see today.


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Lowell Jewelry & Loan

24 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01852

Phone: 978.454.8877


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Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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