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Chinese Neolithic Longshan Cowrie Shell Money -2,000 BC

Chinese Neolithic Longshan Cowrie Shell Money -2,000 BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Jewelry: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1298061

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A very rare set of cowrie shell money from the neolithic period in China. Twenty two shells in all strung together as a necklace as they were originally.The Chinese character for money originated from the cowrie shell. Age: 2000 to 1500 BC. Size: L.44cm around, plus the pendent. Condition: Natural calcification but intact and wearable.