ECUADOR, 13-15th spondylus shell beads

$75.00

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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Description

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.