19th century faceted carnelian agate trade beads, cut in Germany, traded in Africa group of 5 beads. b4-car327

5 Antique German-cut carnelian agate African trade beads, b4-car329

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Sublime faceted antique Brazilian carnelian agate, cut in Idar-Oberstein, Germany and traded in West Africa in the late 1800s. These agates used to be used as ballast for ships traveling from Brazil to Germany. Then cut by master stone cutters in the town of Idar-Oberstein for the African trade. 5 beads ranging in size from 41x12mm to 31x10mm.  31 grams.

These antique beads have traveled  continents over 100 years and were traded in Africa. They will have a few scratches and small chips.

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