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Chinese Stone Cowrie - Calcite
Chinese Stone Cowrie - Calcite

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Probably a late variety used as a grave item. Central groove and teeth have acquired a tree-like patern. The stone is a common calcite and the workmanship is weak and simple.
38 x 20 x 7.5 mm


Moneta Library has articles on Cowries 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 ]
Nice Video on Cowrie history: [ link ]
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