Celtic Shell-Ring Money – Central-Southern Europe- ca. 200 B C

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Seller: kool-katz (879) 100%, Location: Brooklyn, New York, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 123737641902 Celtic Shell-Ring Money – Central-Southern Europe- ca. 200 B C Celtic Shell-Ring Money was used as an early medium of exchange. The Shell-Money was carried around on a ring, worn around the neck or elsewhere. Shell-Ring Money played an integral part of the Celtic Economy and--also-- they may have been used in ceremonial functions. Characteristics - Condition: Extra Fine (EF) Composition: Shell/ Bone (SB) Size: 24 mm Weight: 4.8 gm. History: Before coinage was introduced to Britain, people had to conduct transactions by bartering their products, goods and/or services. in the Late Iron Age, at around 200 BC, Celts in Britain and Central Europe devised various kinds of pre-coinage such as ring money, shell-ring money and wheel money, as mediums of exchange. Wheels and rings were often bronze or base-metal. Some were also ornate silver or gold. These forms of payment are referred to as proto-currency. CL-0030 =================================================================== · The item(s) you see are the item(s) you will receive. · All sales are Final. No returns accepted. · Shipping charges apply only to items mailed within the United States. · Elsewhere, charges may vary. Payment by PayPal preferred

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