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A History of Coin Art

The history of coin jewellery, also referred to as numismatic jewellery, dates back to the ancient civilisations of the world. Like many aspects of contemporary jewellery, one of the original sources of coin jewellery was Ancient Egypt, Archaeological findings of coin jewellery can also be traced to Etruscan, Greek, and Roman civilisations, The artefacts found in Ancient Egyptian tombs, however, are typically in the best condition, due to their burial customs.

During these ancient times, it was commonplace for those wealthy enough to wear coins as elements of their jewellery, Examples of numismatic jewellery from these times are preserved today in museums around the world. Many existing examples of ancient coin jewellery come in the form of pendants, often featuring multiple coin charms along the chain - or beaded strings - of the necklace itself.

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