CHACHAL, TRADITIONAL NECKLACE FROM COBAN
This type of necklace is a traditional piece of jewelry worn by Guatemalan women. The pendant is made of a large real coin, Several smaller coins are welded to the large coin on the pendant and there are coins mixed wtith the beads on the necklace. The large coin is dated an antique and is probably a restike, but an old restrike, There are several reals on the necklace, 1/2 reals 1/4 reals. The drilled coins are real coins alll dated. There are crosses and metal charms on the necklace as well as old Guatemalan silver beads. The pendant has charm dangles and quezal birds (National bird of Guatemala)charms are welded to the top of the coin pendant. The necklace is about 13 1/2" long from center back to center front.
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