Unfinished magatama discovered in ruins of Goeku Castle

On January 16th, the Okinawa Municipal Museum announced its discovey of magatama (a comma-shaped bead) in the ruins of Goeku Castle, where King Sho Taikyu of the Ryukyu Kingdom ruled during the 15th century. This 5cm stone-made magatama is considered very rare because the center hole is missing, indicating that this piece is still unfinished. Found in the 12th to 14th century stratum, experts believe Noros (women priests) wore them during religious rituals. http://www.okinawatimes.co.jp/article_photo/45304/