VIKING SHELL BEAD C.866-1067 AD - Picardi Antiques
VIKING SHELL BEAD C.866-1067 AD - Picardi Antiques

VIKING SHELL BEAD C.866-1067 AD

JNS198

Regular price $35.00 Sale

One of the rarest, we have just a few examples of this well-known type as found in the recent York City excavations. Made from cowrie shells imported or pillaged in Africa, south of Spain, they are about ¾” long. These were sewn to women’s garments to serve as fertility symbols.