protective charm; chatelaine; amulet

Chatelaine with amulets. Length of plaited rope knotted at one end, with two claws (or teeth?) covered with metal at top end, with coin and loop attached either side of a set of four keys(?). It is attached to the rope cord with a coiled end (two with pointed ends, two with scooped ends), all with incised decoration.

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