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This group of eleven authentic and legal African gold beads and pendants (100.78AA.HD, 100.78AG.HD, 100.78BY.HD, 100.78CD.HD, 100.78CK.HD, 100.78CR.HD, 100.78F.HD, 100.78T.HD, 102.43B.HD, 102.43E.HD and 102.44D.HD) are from the Akan and Boule tribes of west Africa, about equally split between 19th and earlier 20th Century types. Measured along the greatest dimension of each item, they range from 1/4” to 1 5/8” while the prices range from $30 to $1600. All are part of the remaining unsold African gold beads from the original collection acquired from the Niger Bend gallery back in the ‘80s and ‘90s while we were doing the Tucson Gem Show. The remaining unsold group, which includes ‘Bamboo Door’ pendants, ‘Barrel or Drum’ beads, ‘Pool of Water’ beads, ‘Setting Sun’ beads, and a few other types including tube and disk beads, has been re-arranged and listed on three separate “African Gold, Gold, Gold” pages marked Group 1, 2 and 3. Due to the age of the beads, gold content can range from about 10K up to 14K and perhaps a little higher (the older the bead, the higher the gold content tends to be). Each piece comes with a small display card that gives a brief description of the bead at the top followed by the name of the bead when known (as might be described by its African maker), its tribal affiliation, and its approximate age. At the bottom left of the card is our inventory number and at the bottom right, the price. A ruler, divided into inches, is shown at the bottom of each picture. The gram weight of the bead is shown at the bottom center of the ruler. Select or ask any question by referring first to the Trocadero Item Number on this page, and then our Inventory Number as shown on the given photograph. Any that have been sold will be so-marked on the appropriate photo. A purchase comes with a map of West Africa highlighting the tribal areas from which the beads came and our certificate guaranteeing authenticity. NOTE: if you enjoy this ‘TWELVE different items on a single page format’, and would like to see all the different categories that we currently list in our catalog, spell out the word TWELVE in the search box and it will bring them all up. It’s a great way to limit browsing time!