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Rare Kandangei Shell Money String

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:150.00 USD Estimated At:0.00 - 0.00 USD
Rare Kandangei Shell Money String
SOLD
350.00USD+ (70.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2021 Mar 12 @ 13:14UTC-8 : PST/AKDT
Lot: 4277
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Title: Rare Kandangei Shell Money String
Description: Papua New Guinea, Shell belt money used in the small village of Kandangei on the Sepik River. The shells are ½” to 1 ½” in diameter attached end on end to a 3’ woven belt. It was highly valued and used as money. See Opitz, pp. 170-71.
Low Estimate: 350
High Estimate: 600
Pedigree Collection: Ex Ken Hallenbeck Collection.