Silver ‘gerdanlık’/kirdan choker necklace. Armenian, made in Van, before 1918. Armenian-Ottoman style, with a cross-like pendant (a Muslim jewel would feature a crescent). The three silver coins are Russian (with the imperial two-headed eagle); this suggests the short 1915-1918 period for the necklace’s production, when Van was occupied by the Russians (WW1). (Source of the picture: Betty, on ‘Ethnic Jewels’).