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Flat Bone Cowry - double holed
Flat Bone Cowry - double holed

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These types are beautiful and show a good amount of workmanship. The bone here has translucent qualities. The double hole type is curious in that the two holes bring to mind the pattern of a button, or of use as an adornment, such as an amulet.
30 x 21 x 3.5 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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