ECUADOR, Carchi province, Puruha culture, c. 1300-1500:

ECP25) ECUADOR, Carchi province, Puruha culture, c. 1300-1500, shield boss with face decoration, 133mm diameter, 2.5mm thick, 227g, quite robust for Puruha metal, with amazing artwork.  That's a small spondylus shell bead stuck in the patina beside the eye.  $1100.00
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ECPT3) ECUADOR, Carchi province, Puruha culture, c. 1300-1500, copper tupu clothes pin, 244mm long topped with 55x46mm flat head with stylized geometric human face design, bit of corrosion on pin, head is wonderful, VF $450.00 sold 2/22/2014
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ECPT4) ECUADOR, Carchi province, Puruha culture, c. 1300-1500, copper tupu, 295mm long, head is 46x22mm double spiral, excellent VF+ $195.00 sold 5/4/2011
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ECP23) ECUADOR, Carchi province, Puruha culture, c. 1300-1500, tumbaga (copper-gold mix) chisel, 80x40mm, very thin & fragile, small crack at blade end on right, badly cleaned with a knife or somesuch, $475.00 sold 5/7/2010
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ECP19) ECUADOR, Carchi province, Puruha culture, c. 1300-1500, copper wire ornament, 61x43mm, obviously not a nose ring, what do you think? $70.00 sold 4/19/2008
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ECP20) ECUADOR, Carchi province, Puruha culture, c. 1300-1500, copper nose ring, 72x61mm, 31g, thick & robust, intact $145.00 sold 5/7/2010
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ECP21) ECUADOR, Carchi province, Puruha culture, c. 1300-1500, tumbaga (copper-gold mix) nose ring, 80x70mm, chip out of edge on left 200.00  (It has broken, still $200)
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ECP22) ECUADOR, Carchi province, Puruha culture, c. 1300-1500, tumbaga nose ring, 80x70mm, chip missing, $275.00
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ECP24) ECUADOR, Carchi province, Puruha culture, c. 1300-1500, silver nose ring, 86x71mm, 27.8g, over on the right, by the small nick, a 9x3mm chip is ready to fall off, but silver is so rare, so what? $350.00 sold 5/7/2010
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EPB2) ECUADOR, Tungurahua-Chimborazo border region, PURUHA-INCA, 13-15th c., spondylus shell beads, tubes & discs, average. 4mm dia., white, red, purple, etc., 138cm string, ~700 beads, nice, $120.00 sold 8/6/2009
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EPB3) ECUADOR, Tungurahua-Chimborazo border region, PURUHA-INCA, 13-15th c., spondylus shell beads, mostly white discs, ~4mm dia., 22 cm string, ~130 beads, nice, $40.00 sold 8/6/2009
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f) ECUADOR, Tungurahua-Chimborazo border region, PURUHA-INCA, 13-15th c., copper nose ring, 51x43mm, thin, flat, slight chip on edge, VF $65.00
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EPCN9) ECUADOR, Tungurahua-Chimborazo border region, PURUHA-INCA, 13-15th c., copper nose rings
(a) 25x21x12mm, 25g, thick open donut, plated with tumbaga (base gold), F $135.00 sold 5/7/2010
(b) 17x15x5mm, 4.4g, no plating, F $95.00
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EPT5) ECUADOR, Tungurahua-Chimborazo border region, PURUHA-INCA, 13-15th c., copper tupu, 298x20mm, used to be 2 spiral "eyes" at butt, but one is missing, bend in pin, wholesome metal, $90.00
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EPT6) ECUADOR, Tungurahua-Chimborazo border region, PURUHA-INCA, 13-15th c., copper tupu, 253mm long, needle eye butt, nice, $125.00 sold 5/7/2010
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EPB4) ECUADOR, Tungurahua-Chimborazo border region, PURUHA-INCA, 13-15th c., shell beads 4-6mm dia., 5-12mm long, string ~700mm, ~83 beads, $60.00 sold 12/18/2012
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EPB5) ECUADOR, Tungurahua-Chimborazo border region, PURUHA-INCA, 13-15th c., shell beads 4-8mm dia, 8-15mm long, string ~640mm, 61 beads, $60.00 sold 5/7/2010
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EPB6) ECUADOR, Tungurahua-Chimborazo border region, PURUHA-INCA, 13-15th c., shell tubes separated by thin disks, some red, string ~590mm, ~103 beads, $65.00
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ECPD1) ECUADOR, Tungurahua-Chimborazo border region, PURUHA-INCA, 13-15th c., tumbaga (base gold) discs, all have 2 holes, some with medieval string, few dished, others flat, biggest decorated with punched dots, 37-54mm, 9 chipped, 1 broken, 14 complete, very nice group overall, $400.00
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ECPP1) ECUADOR, Tungurahua-Chimborazo border region, PURUHA-INCA, 13-15th c., gold plaques: 4x 14mm hemispheres, 2x 16mm disks with central nipple, 2x 16mm disks, 17x 14-23mm rough squares, few decorated, 16x rectangles ~42x24mm, few fragments.  A lab analysis = ~14% gold, ~48g total, 42 pcs + fragments, 13 cracked or chipped, splendid & impressive lot $1000.00
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