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Pillowed coin beads. The Star of Ishtar or Star of Inanna. (see below)
Dark purple opaline with a copper wash.
13mm coin
7m thick
~1mm hole

The Star of Inanna is a symbol of the ancient Sumerian goddess Inanna and her East Semitic counterpart Ishtar. Alongside the lion, it was one of Ishtar's primary symbols. Because Ishtar was associated with the planet Venus, the star is also known as the Star of Venus.

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