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Chinese Stone Cowrie
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Flat Bone Cowrie - C
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Flat Bone Cowrie - u
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Solid Silver Cowrie
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Chinese Stone Cowry
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China - Ivory Cowrie
China - Ivory Cowrie

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This is a particulary nice and well preserved ivory cowry. The ivory has acquired some cracks. This was purchased as a Jade cowrie but it turned out to be ivory. Chinese sources say these are occasionally found and that the source of the ivory is unknown. This form attemps to imitate a real cowry fairly closely and has two holes. The only known type I do not have represented here is a type allegedly made of wood (see added wood cowries in excellent shape - suspicious). Preservation of this material would make an authentic example very rare.
22 x 19 x 8 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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