Berber Necklace – Old Silver Coins – Essaouira Region, Morocco

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Berber Necklace – Old Silver Coins – Essaouira Region, Morocco

 

Early to mid 20th century. The necklace is cm. 32,5 in leght (12.79″); gr. 117,5 (4.14 oz.). Silver coins Morocco from AH1310 (1892) to AH1321 (1903); old glass beads. For a similar example see “Splendeurs du Maroc”, Africa Museum Tervuren, page 301. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, and from the Mediterranean to the Niger River. The name Berber appeared for the first time after the end of the Roman Empire. Many Berbers call themselves some variant of the word imazighen (singular: Amazigh), possibly meaning “free people” or “free and noble men”. Today, most Berber-speaking people live in Morocco and Algeria.

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