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Woman's chain belt ('nizalka'), copper alloy, hung with alternate stamped leaf-shaped amulets and loops to take coins, with hooks at centre and each end to attach to an apron. Two cast pierced hooks and one replacement hook in the form of a bird.
- Production date
Length: 3.70 centimetres (bird hook)
Length: 4.40 centimetres (pierced hooks)
Length: 94 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from Eth Doc 1892, no. 97: Made by the town silversmiths by casting and burnishing, the chain has alternate suspended amulets and loops to take coins. It is secured to the apron by two pierced, pear shaped hooks and a replacement hook of a bird(?) design at one end.
Religion: Macedonian Orthodox (information from donor).
Information supplementary to Eth Doc:
This chain was designed to take a row of large coins like Eu1997,04.138 and 151.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Obtained for the donor in the 1960s by Zivko Firfov of the Folklore Institute in Skopje.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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