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Lead Cowrie
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[ Archaic: Cowries, Spades & Knives ]
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Ancient Chinese Bone
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[ Archaic: Cowries, Spades & Knives ]
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White Jade Cowrie -
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[ Archaic: Cowries, Spades & Knives ]
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Clay "Ant &
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Chinese Stone Cowry
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[ Archaic: Cowries, Spades & Knives ]
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Cowrie made of Shell
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Clay "Ant & Nose"

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Perhaps you are familiar with the modern imitation paper money burned in Chinese funerals known as "HELL" money. At some of these functions miniature papier mache models of cars, TV sets, etc. are also burned as part of the proceedings. These modern versions are survivals of practices that began thousands of years ago with the interment of real objects, animals, and even people at the funeral.
These cowry derivatives are "Hell" money. It's reasonable to assume that the cowries are late Zhou, perhaps 300 BC, when they were using cowries and cowrie imitations for money. This particular type is:
ZHOU Dynasty, 1122-255 BC, ant-nose series, "Jun," H1.12, FD-5
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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