4027

Marsupial Teeth Necklace

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:0.00 - 0.00 USD
Marsupial Teeth Necklace
Lot: 4027
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Title: (b)Marsupial Teeth Necklace(/b)
Description: The Kapauku Tribe prized necklaces of marsupial teeth, called kedege ego dokpe, and used them as money; see Opitz, p. 217. This example illustrated in the Newman Numismatic Portal edition, https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/541824?page=347. Also included is a manum, an elaborate pendant from New Ireland, considered to be money there.
Low Estimate: 500
High Estimate: 850
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