Mixed ancient African-made Stone Beads
Collections of various handmade ancient stone beads .. centuries old ... some showing the conical centre holes from the ancient bow-drilling process.
Stone age history from West Africa

These beads appear to be some type of a ancient conglomerate of stone. Smooth to the touch and with varying hole sizes, they were found in the Dogon area of Mali
8 ins / 20 cm strand
Beads from 8 x 5 to 17 x 5 mm
ATB 705-01   28   Sold

Ancient Quartz discs
Strand lengths 8 ins / 20 cm
Outer strand
Beads graduating from 5 x 12 to 3 x 16 mm
ATB 663-13   28    Sold
Inner strand
Beads graduating from 6 x 9 to 6 x 11 mm
ATB 663-14   28

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for small collections
of large Neolithic
Quartz Bicone Discs

Ancient Quartz barrels
Long strand length 36 ins / 91 cm 
Beads graduating from 6 x 7 to 11 x 10 mm
ATB 663-12   56   Sold

These beads appear to be some type of a sandstone and resin mixture. Lightweight and smooth to the touch some having concave holes - they were found in The Gambia
24 ins / 61 cm strand 
Beads from 8 x 5 to 17 x 5 mm
ATB 705-02   22

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