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Old Silver Siwa Disc 'Adrim' Pendant & Chain, Egypt


A vintage high-grade silver disc pendant and chain from the Siwa Oasis in Egypt. Both the solid bale and the disc pendant have a very intricate hand-chiselled design and are in very good vintage condition. The old chain is also high-grade silver and is beautiful.

Originally the disc or adrim would have been attached to a torque or aghraw to wear around the neck as a necklace. After a woman's marriage ceremony the bride would keep the torque and pass on the adrim to a younger female relative. This would account for why this adrim is on a different chain and no longer on a torque.

A fabulous attractive piece of ethnic jewellery to wear or collect.


First half 20th century




Pendant: 7.3 cm (h) x 5.9 cm (w)
Chain length: 45 cm


55.7 g




Borel, F. (1994). The Splendour of Ethnic Jewelry. London: Thames and Hudson, pp. 8-9