|Another coral imitation 2007.207|
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The tag attached to the bead reads:
The bead looks similar to imitation coral cylinders (recently seen online) that are metal tubes painted with coral colored paint. I don't have any other information on when this type of bead was first produced, but my guess is the usual "hey-day" of trade beads made for Africa - late 1800s to early 1900s.