neck ornament

Coin chain from Bhutan. The coin chain consists of 11 coins in three different sizes linked by rings. The central coin is an Indian rupee dated 1947, to each side are three Bhutanese coins. The end coins are 25 paisa Indian coins. At each end is a loop for attaching the chain to a brooch.

The ends of the coin chain would be attached to brooches and worn across the chest.

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