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Antique silver bangle, Ethiopian

Antique silver bangle, Ethiopian


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Arts and Crafts: Pre 1910: Item # 1161062
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An Ethiopian upper arm bangle, c 1900. Made of cast silver, th decoration imitating engraved borders. The ends with Christian crosses. In Northern Africa of those days silver jewelry was created from old Austrian coins, Maria Theresia Thalers, which were melted down. These coins had a millesimal fineness of 833. Interestingly, this bangle once was painted, and there are remains of red color in the cavities. Inner measure "9½/ 24 cm, weight 138 grams. Condition: wear consitent with age