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Ancient Stone carved
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[ Archaic: Cowries, Spades & Knives ]
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Ancient Chinese Bone Cowrie
Ancient Chinese Bone Cowrie

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This is a flatter variety of bone cowry, two holes with large aperatures on the back side with very small holes within the central groove. This is an exact type as shown in Hartill H# 1.2 & Wang Yu-Ch'uan Plate I-6.
25 x 22 x 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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