Mercury-head dime necklace

Native American (Diné)
about 1945–55

Object Place: Arizona or New Mexico, United States


61.4 cm (24 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver (116 Mercury head dimes, 4 beads, chain, fittings)

Not On View


Americas, Jewelry


Necklaces and neck bands

One hundred and sixteen Mercury head dimes fit together to form fifty-eight rounded, disc-shaped beads and four silver beads strung on a silver chain with silver fittings.


David Saity, New York City dealer of Native American Indian jewelry, purchased in Southwest. Given to the Museum in May 1999.

Credit Line

Gift of Chaya and David Saity