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1046-771 BC - Rare pottery cowrie-shell imitation with holes, Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC), China

1046-771 BC - Rare pottery cowrie-shell imitation with holes, Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC), China

Primitive earliest Chinese coinage - cowrie shell imitation made out of decorated pottery. 21mm long, 2.15 grams. Hartill type #1.2 var.

Cowries were used as primitive money in China since the 2nd millenium BC. Later on, bronze cowrie-shaped coins, cowrie-shaped coins made out of carved bone and pottery cowries (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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