Chunky Ancient Jet bead from Afghanistan

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$60.00 
SKU: STAFG1056_D
Availability: 1 in stock

Excavated jet bead from Afghanistan. The bead is an approximately chunky 23mm x 18mm x 10mm jet bead. with 2mm bow-drilled hole. Ancient 800-1000 year old bead.

According to Wikipedia: Jet is a type of lignite, a precursor to coal, and is a gemstone. Jet is not a mineral, but rather a mineraloid. It has an organic origin, being derived from decaying wood under extreme pressure.