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1046-771 BC - Lot of 5 primitive bone cowrie-shell coins (without teeth or holes), Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC), China - Hartill #1.2

1046-771 BC - Lot of 5 primitive bone cowrie-shell coins (without teeth or holes), Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC), China - Hartill #1.2

Lot of 5 primitive earliest Chinese coins - cowrie shell imitation made out of bone without holes or "teeth". 18-21mm long, around 1-2 grams each. Hartill type #1.2.

The price is for the entire lot of 5 pieces shown above.

Cowries were used as primitive money in China since the 2nd millenium BC. Later on, bronze cowrie-shaped coins and cowrie-shaped coins made out of carved bone (like this piece) were used as money. This piece is of very nice high quality!

This coin is unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic.

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US$25.95 EUR 22.41 GBP 20.24 CHF 25.29 CAD 34.20
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