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Antique Branch Coral Necklace, Handmade Multi-Strand, Silver Coins Morocco
This museum-quality antique coral necklace is a true find. Large pieces of true red branch coral are interspersed with antique coins and etched and stamped silver beads. Other beads include tiger's eye, desert stone, amber and more. Three strands meet on sides with beautiful long coral beads. The coins date from 1868 (French Franc, Napolean III), 1882 (Moroccan Rial 1299), and what looks to be a 1320 Moroccan Rial (1902), although it is heavily rubbed; eight small coins in all. Entirely handmade, with hand-formed beads. Traditional yarn tie. Length of beaded area: 36.8cm Total necklace length: 50.8cm Coral pieces range from .96cm-3.175cm Total weight 105.4g This item is very old and comes directly from the Moroccan family who made it. Berber Tuareg wear these stunning necklaces at weddings and feasts. Very eye-catching and unique.
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- Date of Manufacturecirca 1900
- Materials and Techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 20 in. x Dm 6.5 in.H 50.8 cm x Dm 16.51 cm
- Diameter6.5 in. (16.51 cm)
- Seller LocationVineyard Haven, MA
- Reference NumberLU4404213889881
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