A necklace, possibly. The object consists of a series of small metal panels connected by hinges. The panels have a detailed spiral design on them. On each panel a different stone is embedded, possibly made of glass. Each stone is a different colour and shape. A diamond-shaped metal panel is connected to the bottom of the object. The panel is also decorated with a spiral design, and has five stones embedded into the surface. Coin-like medallions are attached around the panel. Along the running length of the object, coins are also linked, as well as small teardrops made of metal. There appear to be panels missing.
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