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Of course, whomever made up the story did not think about the fact that a goatherd would probably have no skills or equipment for drilling hard stones to make them become beads.
They were most-likely made in India. It is possible they are nice river stones. They do have much in-common with stones that might be water-worn. (I collect occasional river stones, and beach rocks, myself.)
Once again, it is helpful to understand that the movement of beads, old and recent, has truly become global. That old Afghan beads can be found in West Africa would no longer be news.