This is an extraordinary neckpiece (a "torc") from ancient Germany (or possibly Denmark) worn around 600 BC. Made of brass/bronze. Helen Maciejewski reports on the Facebook page "Ethnic Jewellery and Adornment": "This is a technique called anticlastic forming that was lost to jewelry makers for a long time. It was re-invented by Finnish metal-smith Heiki Seppa and his student Michael Good is a master of the form. (Joost Daalder)
Collection of antique natural amber beads from Mauritania and Mali, old pusiostoma shell, Moroccan and Algerian natural coral branches, Idar Oberstein carnelians, an ancient Mauritanian shell necklace and an old coral and silver Hamsa Moroccan necklace.