ECUADOR, 13-15th spondylus shell beads


ECUADOR, Tungurahua-Chimborazo border region, PURUHA-INCA culture complex, bead string, 13-15th centuries, tubular white beads, spondylus shell, beads are 4-8mm diameter, 8-15mm long, string is about 640mm, 24.95g, 61 beads, string is modern of course

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Spondylus shells belong to marine molluscs. They were considered highly desireable for beads up in the mountains.

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.