.5 in WIDE x .25 in DEEP
(1.27 cm WIDE x .63 cm DEEP)
New Britain | South Pacific Ocean
Museum Purchase, Dr. John Rabe D.D.S. Collection

Necklace, disks of reddish shell. Used as money; for a chief "Used in exchanges, not a principal form of money. `Chief's is misleading, as this is a `big man' area." (John Barker, 12/94) "Valuable made of spondylus and fiber." (William Davenport, 2/95)

Used: valuable ~ ritual exchange | Personal adornment

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