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Stone or Jade Cowrie - China
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This is a nice stone cowry that may be a somewhat decomposed jade and was purchased as such. The central areas retain some hardness but outer areas have been exposed more. The grooves, while present, show the tree-like pattern seen elsewhere in the Museum. Central groove only runs between the two holes.
21 x 14.5 x 7 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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