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Silver amulet with hamsa and coin charms, 19th - 20th century

 Item — Box: 18
Identifier: Item 1981.058T

Scope and Contents

Tear-drop shaped, flat, with inscribed semi-circle designs.  Two Arabian coins and a hamsa are suspended from the bottom.  Hung from loop on top.  [Probably used as protection from "evil eye"].  Near Eastern, silver, 2.5" (height, plus hanging elements), 1.75" (width)


  • 19th - 20th century

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From the Collection: 177.00 Items

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