Amazing high quality vintage Afghan coin choker and collar. Hand beaded and adorned with hollow handmade fish charms, flowers, and tribal symbols. The end of this collar is lined in soldered (metalworked) around the entire necklace. The choker features a lining of sewn glass seed beads and silver/brass plating with hearts and arabesque designs. I know you’ve seen recreations but nothing beats the original design and concept. Ties with a cord in the back.
Coins have been used around the world since the beginning of history. They’ve been used to purchase goods, make bribes and have started and ended wars. For such a small object they have an incredibly vast and varied history. In most countries coins are imprinted with official government or historical figures. Ancient tokens are decorated with the deep mythology and folklore of gods. No matter the design, each coin holds a unique history that is imparted by each and every hand it passes through.