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Wire - History
... often contains, in the form of chains and applied decoration, large amounts of wire that is accurately made and which must have been produced by some efficient, if ... strips cut from metal sheet were made into wire by pulling them through perforations in stone beads ... From the middle of the 2nd millennium BC most of the gold wires in jewellery are characterised by seam lines that follow a spiral path along the wire ...

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