Turkana Coin Necklace (DN21)
Title: Old 20th Century Coin Necklace
Material: Brass and copper chains, bronze coins and 1 lost-wax
casted bronze bell
Description: This authentically beautiful necklace from the
Turkana people in Kenya, is comprised of 12 jumbled brass and
copper chain strands, strung with 25 early-to-mid 20th century
East African coins. These coins are old 1c. and 5c. pieces that
date back from 1933 to 1962. Each coin is inscribed with either
"QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND," "GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP:"
or "GEORGICS SEXTVS REX."
Chain dimensions: 32" Length x 3/4" total depth including coins;
Coin dimensions: Range from 3/4" - 1" diameter
Bell dimensions: 2" height x 1" diameter