Morphia Single Beads - Picture Collection 118

The earliest of the Islamic Fustat Fused Rod beads approx. 1100 years old ... in great demand by serious collectors and extremely rare to find in good condition.
One reason for the scarcity of these beads is a tradition amongst rich Mauritanians to buy perfectly good Morfia .. at prices over $600 each .. and then break them into small pieces .. to be shared, as highly valued heirlooms, amongst their siblings.
Ouch !!

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Torus 12x15 mm

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19 x 21 mm

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