- Museum number
Coin chain, a man's shirt front ornament, copper alloy, hung with thirty-nine Turkish coins of different denominations. The largest coin is a silver zol of Mahmud II (1808-39), minted in Istanbul in 1808. The two medium sized coins are half kurs, one of Mahmud II, the other of Abdul Mejid (1839-61), minted in 1839. The small coins are all Abdul Hamid I (1774-89), minted in 1774 or Mustafa III (1757-74).
- Production date
Length: 60.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from Eth Doc 1836 (entry 2840: This shirt-front ornament is made up of a chainlet with coins attached to it. End of the C19th.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2011 21 Jan-11 Sep, London, British Museum, Room 2, Traditional Jewellery and Dress from the Balkans
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number