Large Coin Silver Agate Ring/Pendant

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Fabulous antique silver and agate triangle ring or pendant.  This is just a beautiful example of this type of traditional Tuareg art form.  The silver is gorgeous, with a nice luster, typical of older Tuareg pieces and it was most likely made from old European coins that were melted down, along with some other silver-colored metals.  The workmanship is very nice, with bold etching in the silver.    

These days, most people use these pieces as decorate centerpieces of necklaces or simply on a nice leather cord.  But originally, this beautiful -- and heavy -- piece was probably worn in the hair of a Tuareg woman as part of an elaborate headdress.  In fact, pieces of this kind are getting harder and harder to find in Morocco -- we were lucky to find two that were in good enough shape to purchase.  

This pendant measures 83 mm tall x 28 mm in width and 20 mm deep.  It weighs 80.2 grams.  



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