Yemeni Necklace with Large Silver Yemeni Beads and Indian Coin Dangles - Rita Okrent Collection (C545)

Fabulous traditional Yemeni necklace of large silver Yemeni beads, large hanging coin pendants and lots of dangles on black string with button closure.

Rupee coins are dated 1938. Also very worn coin pendants of unknown origin and 2 ottoman coin pendants. Large silver beads measure 24-25mm hole to hole. May be mix of coin silver and silver as often silver coins were melted down and mixed in with silver to make jewelry in traditional Yemeni silversmithing.

Love this piece. Makes noise due to dangles (a traditional indicator of wealth).

 


Collector Item 545

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