This is a completely old decoration. Most often, jewelry was worn to national ukrainen clothes.
Zgarda (from Moldavian garda - collar, beads) - an archaic Hutsul necklace of religious designation, a mans jewelry from Bukovina and Verkhovyna district of Ivano-Frankivsk region, based on 2-5 wire threads with coins (1020 coins) attached to a wire base (often with buttons, less often with corals, crosses, small bells). In the center of the zgarda there is usually a galbin - a. (This is neclace with 1 silver coin, beads-ceramic). Zgarda without gold coins were common in Ukrainian villages in the mountainous regions of the Carpathians.
At the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, this type of coin jewelry was put on the neck over an embroidered shirt and coral. The item "Antique necklace austria hungary beads corals coins national ukrainian zgardy" is in sale since Tuesday, June 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Other Vintage Ethnic Jewelry". The seller is "esfir_shop" and is located in Dnepr. This item can be shipped worldwide.