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    Tairona Gold Necklace with Bell and Glass Trade Beads

    Tairona
    C. 800-1500 AD
    Gold, 5.35 Troy oz. Weight
    36" Long

    The necklace is composed of twenty six openwork cast barrel shaped gold beads of various higher karats, each having thin swirling designs framed by a circular cap. The large bell is mounted with a similar barrel shaped bead and retains original hammer ball inside. Each gold bead ranges from ½" to ¾", a few with incomplete cast flaws, and the large bell measures 2 7/8" long by 1 3/8" Wide. Spaced between the gold are graduating blue glass trade beads with multi-faceted surfaces, 17th Century antique glass trade beads from Rene-Robert LaSalle's tour through the South Central United States found within a Creek Indian site.


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    September, 2011
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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