The coral pendant is not a simple engraved branch but rather… Amulet for a newborn male in the shape of a snake “#scursuna”.
It was given as a protection and as a wish for future fertility.
Term comes from the name of a black colored snake.
Probably the legend has its origins in Greek mythology, which saw the birth of corals from the blood of the mythological Medusa with hair made of snakes.
6,5 cm long
The pendant is antique but the 925 stamped silver setting is modern.