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Lead Cowrie
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[ Archaic: Cowries, Spades & Knives ]
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Gold covered Bronze
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[ Archaic: Cowries, Spades & Knives ]
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Cowrie - Wood
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[ Archaic: Cowries, Spades & Knives ]
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China - Silver Cowri
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[ Archaic: Cowries, Spades & Knives ]
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Zhou Spade
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[ Archaic: Cowries, Spades & Knives ]
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Bronze Cowry of Anci
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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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