A little perforated ball, to be strung on a thread and worn for ornament.

Bead

A little perforated ball, to be strung on a thread and worn for ornament.

"A small porcelain cylinder ornamented with interlaced lotus flowers in intaglio, having a ring for suspension." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Egyptian Charm

"A small porcelain cylinder ornamented with interlaced lotus flowers in intaglio, having a ring for…

An Egyptian necklace with three charms.

Egyptian Necklace

An Egyptian necklace with three charms.

Necklace worn in the Gallic war. Has amber and coral pendants.

Gallic Necklace

Necklace worn in the Gallic war. Has amber and coral pendants.

Necklace worn in the Gallic war. Has amber and coral pendants.

Gallic Necklace

Necklace worn in the Gallic war. Has amber and coral pendants.

Harpy, depicted as a bird with a female face.

Harpy

Harpy, depicted as a bird with a female face.

Loki, the mischief maker, turns into a fly to steal Freya's golden necklace. As Freya, the goddess of beauty sleeps, Loki as a fly, bites her on the cheek to get a hold of her necklace.

Loki as a Fly on Freya's Cheek

Loki, the mischief maker, turns into a fly to steal Freya's golden necklace. As Freya, the goddess of…

"A necklace. Necklaces were worn by both sexes among the most polished of those nations which the Greeks called barbarous, expecially the Indians, the Egyptians, and the Persians. Greek and Roman females adopted them more particularly as a bridal ornament. They were of various forms, as may be seen by the following specimens." — Smith, 1873

Monilia

"A necklace. Necklaces were worn by both sexes among the most polished of those nations which the Greeks…

A string of beads, or precious stones, worn upon the neck.

Necklace

A string of beads, or precious stones, worn upon the neck.

An illustration of a necklace with three pendant flies.

Necklace

An illustration of a necklace with three pendant flies.

An illustration of a gold chain, "formed of wires closely plaited and very flexible" (Britannica, 1910).

Gold Necklace

An illustration of a gold chain, "formed of wires closely plaited and very flexible" (Britannica, 1910).

"The following, also, are specimens of other ancient necklances. The first, small golden lizards alternate with drops. The second one was found at St. Agatha, near Naples, in the sepulchre of a Greek lady. It has 71 pendants. The third, fourth, and fifth, were found in Etrurian tombs." — Anthon, 1891

Ancient necklaces

"The following, also, are specimens of other ancient necklances. The first, small golden lizards alternate…

An Assyrian pendant.

Pendant

An Assyrian pendant.

"A necklace with gold beads and a butterfly pendant." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Pendent

"A necklace with gold beads and a butterfly pendant." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"A necklace with gold beads and a cuttlefish pendant." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Pendent

"A necklace with gold beads and a cuttlefish pendant." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"A necklace with gold beads and a cross pendant." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Pendent

"A necklace with gold beads and a cross pendant." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

The father of Reynard the Fox finds buried treasure of the former king, Ermerick.

Reynard the Fox: Finding the Treasure

The father of Reynard the Fox finds buried treasure of the former king, Ermerick.

"A Torque, in archæology, is a twisted collar of gold, or other metal, worn around the neck, in ancient times by the people of Asia and the N. of Europe, and apparently forming a great part of the wealth of the wearer. Among the ancient Gauls gold torques appear to have been so abundant that about 223 B. C. Flaminius Nepos erected to Jupiter a golden trophy made from the torques of the conquered Gauls."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Torque

"A Torque, in archæology, is a twisted collar of gold, or other metal, worn around the neck, in…

"An ornament or kind of chain, of gold, twisted spiraly, and bent in a circular form, which was worn around the neck." — Anthon, 1891

Torques

"An ornament or kind of chain, of gold, twisted spiraly, and bent in a circular form, which was worn…

"It is a very common error to translate <em>monile baccatum</em>, "a pearl necklace". The ornament of which we are here speaking is frequently shown in ancient paintings, as in the two following cuts." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Women with necklaces

"It is a very common error to translate monile baccatum, "a pearl necklace". The ornament of…

"It is a very common error to translate <em>monile baccatum</em>, "a pearl necklace". The ornament of which we are here speaking is frequently shown in ancient paintings, &c., as in the two following cuts." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Women with necklaces

"It is a very common error to translate monile baccatum, "a pearl necklace". The ornament of…