PAKISTAN, ancient jewelry of clay, stone, and shell, mostly from Northwest Frontier Province,
 

PJB13) Unknown period, c. 1800-100 BC, gray schist bead, probably spindle whorl, 35mm dia., 28mm tall, 12mm hole, incised linear decoration, from Bazera (Barikot).  Usually assigned to Indus culture, this one found in a Greek context. Small chip near hole might be original, otherwise nice, $31.00
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PJS4) BAKTRIAN?, c. 1000-500 BC, conus shell ring lot, 62-80mm dia.(~3-4 inches), 11-38mm wide, 10 pcs, from Bajawar.  Conus are marine shells from at least 500 miles away. Mostly nice, one is broken.  Any piece @ $25.00, broken one $5.00 few sold
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PJB21) BAKTRIAN-GREEK?, c. 700-100 BC, soapstone bead, 19x10mm, in shape of a fist on a wrist, chip at end of wrist, F $14.00 sold 7/6/2009
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PJ26) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, stone & clay bead lot, 15-22mm dia., avg. 12mm tall, few with minimal decoration, from Udigram, Buner district, NWF, 21 pcs, few with light chips, most intact, $78.00 sold
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PJB12) GREEK-SCYTHIAN, c. 300-100 BC, lot of 1 stone & 4 clay beads, 18-24mm dia., from Bazera, 5 pcs $24.00 sold
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PJB14) GREEK-SCYTHIAN, c. 300-100 BC, string of beads, mostly clay, few stone, ~18-30mm dia., some with simple decoration, string is 65cm (30") long, 42 pcs $180.00 sold
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PJ24) c. 300-100 BC, carved jade belt buckle section, 36x30mm open ring with holes for a pin, Chinese item found in Greek ruin near Charbagh, Swat, perfect $100.00 sold 9/18/2009
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GREEK, c. 250-150 BC, shell jewelry, from Matiltan, Swat:
PJ30a) string of 14 carved crescents, 20-65mm, simple incised decoration, F $63.00 sold
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PJ30b) string of carved shell pieces, 25-70mm, one is a complete clam , most have 2 holes, 1 is a white stone slab, 10 pcs, crude, F $40.00
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PJ30c) string of carved shell beads, most are simple balls, but about half are nice carved florets 10-13mm, & a few little pendants with bulls eye decorations, about 600mm string + few others, nice $140.00 sold 4/19/2008
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PJ30d) string of holed cowries mostly, few beads, more than 100 I think, $80.00 sold 8/11/2008
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PJ30e) carved rings, 15-25mm, most with incised decoration, F @ $12.00 each  sold: 1d, 1e, 1f, 2c, 2e, 2f, 3c
f) same, 5 pcs $35.00
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PJR31) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, shell ring, 25mm o.d., 17mm i.d. (size 5 1/2), decorated with knobs & incised lines, wearable, from NWFP, VF $20.00 sold
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PJSB7) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, string of carved shell beads, most are simple balls 4-15mm dia., a few disks, tubes, florets, & little pendants with bulls eye decorations, about 600mm string, from Kalam, NWFP, 87pcs, 500mm string, most have hard smooth surface, a few slightly powdery, $65.00 sold 4/16/2010
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PJSB8)GREEK, c. 300-100 BC c) string of carved shell beads, ~300mm long, from Kalam, NWFP, 79 pcs, nice surfaces, $55.00
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PJSB9) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, string of carved shell beads, ~300mm long, from Kalam, NWFP, 50 pcs, nice surfaces, $45.00
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PJSB10) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, string of carved shell beads, none decorated, ~440mm, from Kalam, NWFP, 100 pcs, most with smooth surfaces, $80.00
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PJB24) KUSHAN, c. 100-400 AD, string of 25 large clay & a few stone beads, 18-33mm dia., some decorated, from near Taxila, NWF, worn, few chipped, $53.00 sold 8/11/2008
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PJB29) KUSHAN, c. 100-400 AD, shell beads (few alabaster), 3-15mm beads in a 440mm (~17") string,  round or tubular, from Swat region, NWFP, wearable, nice $65.00 sold 7/6/2009
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PJB30) KUSHAN, c. 100-400 AD, shell beads (few alabaster), 3-15mm,  most round or tubular, some tooth shaped, square, etc., few simply decorated, nicely arranged in 460mm (~18") string, from Swat region, NWFP, wearable, nice $85.00 sold
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PJBR1) ISLAMIC, after c. 100 AD, 19mm bronze, bracteate imitation coin for jewelry, looks sort of Abbasid, from NWFP, 3 holes, VF $6.00 sold 11/5/2014
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