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[ Archaic: Cowries, Spades & Knives ]
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China - Chou Dynasty
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China - Zhou Square
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China - Stone Cowrie
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China - Stone Cowrie
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With the addition of this cowrie imitation made of Lead this just about concludes a complete exibit of all the known types of cowrie money of ancient China. This type of very large and heavy lead cowrie is known to be from the very late period of imitation cowries, during the Warring States period. It's probably unknown if these were used as trade money or were offered as grave articles.
34mm and 43.7 g, worn with patina but in great condition. RARE!


Moneta Library has articles on Cowries, Wang Mang & Money Trees to VIEW and DOWNLOAD:
The Worlds's First Money, Chinese Cowries and Their Imitations - by Ted Puls [ link ]
Cowries - Bob Reis: [ link ]
Origin of Cowries in Ancient China - UofPa: [ link ]
Metallic Cowries - Royal Asiatic Society: [ link ]
Also a Wang Mang Articles:
Wang Mang - Robert Tye: [ link ]
Nice Video on Cowrie history: [ link ]
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