|Re: cowries - not gold, but jade "cowrie" bead|
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They made gold cowries in Zhou dynasty China too. I've never been able to get hold of one, but I have "cowries" from that period (early first millennium BCE) made from wood, mother of pearl, bone, bronze and moulded clay, and a very nice pair carved from the best white jade (nephrite). I imagine they were worn as amulets.