North American Auction Company
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Last Chance Passed Lots Auction: October 28th, 2022

Mon, Oct 24, 2022 02:00AM EDT - Fri, Oct 28, 2022 03:00PM EDT
Lot 854

Native American Green Glass Wampum Nuggets

Estimate: $200 - $400

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
Included in this lot we have a collection of Native American Indian green glass wampum nuggets. The collection consists of 52 clear glass nuggets with sand or water rounded edges. Wampum was traditionally shell beads used as both fashion and as a form of currency by the Northeastern Indian tribes. Colonists used their technology to quickly produce wampum and also used additional materials which caused inflation and destroyed wampum as a currency. The collection shows good condition overall. The pieces are set in a small display case measuring 6 1/4" long by 5 1/4" wide.