Object Name: wampum beads
Classification: Native North American
Iroquois in Central New York Narragansetts in Rhode Island
Mint: North America, United States
Dimensions: Coin: 455 mm, 21.46 g (17 15/16 in., 0.76 oz.)
String of wampum shell beads
Description: Wampum: 17 1/2 inch string of fresh water clam shell beads. Beads average about three/sixteenth of an inch in diameter; 11 beads per inch.
Accession Number: NG.2005.10.113