African Currency – IDOMA – Nigeria

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African Currency – IDOMA – Nigeria

Iron. Early 20th century. Cm. 80,3 high x 18,8 width (31.61 x 7.40 Inches); gr. 613,3 (21.63 oz.).

The surface of the iron is scratch-worked with the characteristic undulations of the metal on the back side. This currency was wide-spread in the southern part of the Benné river valley.

For similar examples and more informations see:

  • “The Perfect Form”, by Roberto Ballarini, page 162;
  • “African Currency”, by Adolfo Bartolomucci, page 52.

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