Two Conus Money Necklaces

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:NA
Two Conus Money Necklaces
Lot: 4018
Title: (b)Two Conus Money Necklaces(/b)
Description: Two necklaces: conus beads and conus shell rings; latter illustrated in Opitz, p. 285, lower left corner. "Conus shell rings were used in necklaces and served as . . .a form of money by many tribes throughout Papua New Guinea." (Opitz, p. 286). Detail of conus bead necklace illustrated in Opitz, p. 116, bottom.
Low Estimate: 500
High Estimate: 900
Pedigree Collection: Purchased on the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea, in 1973.