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Ancient Stone carved
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[ Archaic: Cowries, Spades & Knives ]
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Solid Silver Cowrie
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[ Archaic: Cowries, Spades & Knives ]
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Gold leaf on Bronze
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[ Archaic: Cowries, Spades & Knives ]
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Bronze Cowrie Tree -
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[ Archaic: Cowries, Spades & Knives ]
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Bronze Cowry of Anci
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Chinese Cowries - open back
Chinese Cowries - open back

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These are perhaps the most commonly found type of cowery money. The backs have been ground or filed open to facilitate stringing and to allow more on the string.
Be sure to check out the complete type collection of these. Of particular interest is a detailed stone carved example that does an amazing job of imitating these open-backed cowries. The larger one is 25 x 19 x 10 mm.
Moneta Library has articles on Cowries to VIEW and DOWNLOAD:
Cowries - Bob Reis: [ link ]
Origin of Cowries in Ancient China - UofPa: [ link ]
Metallic Cowries - Royal Asiatic Society: [ link ]
Nice Video on Cowrie history: [ link ]
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