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Gilt bronze cowrie, China

China, late Shang (2000-1027 BC) or early Zhou Dynasty (1027-256 BC), gilt bronze cowrie, with gold foil on outer surface (Thierry, BN Cat., no. 51; Coole I, p. 5, nos. 31-5), 1.84g.

(CM.2224-2003)

Purchased from the Jeeps Fund