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    Wampum


    Below are three strands of white and blue wampum beads; each strand is approximately 20" in length, containing about 175 beads. Originlly the strands would have been on leather string. The beads shown here have been restrung with replacement green nylon string.   For an enlarged 300 dpi detail of fifteen beads from the first strand -  click here.

    Provenance: Acquired through the Robert H. Gore Numismatic Endowment from the EANA auction of November 16, 1996, lot 934.


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