Early 17th century clothing
Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Coif of linen, printed from engraved plates. English, first half of 17th century. The linen was evidently printed in the shape of the finished item and was probably made for embroidery purposes. The coif is embroidered with couched silver thread (mostly recouched at a later date) and black silk speckling, and trimmed with sequins. T.21-1946
spangled lace and embroidery from the 17th century - Popular in 17th, 18th, 19th, may go back into period, but the common varieties are likely to be more coinlike. Arabic sikka and Venician zecchino were very small coins from the 13th century. Even in the 17th century, people were sewing valuable metal disks and coins to their clothing. Faceted sequins were a 20th century development.