Brass. Early to mid 20th century. Cm. 25,7 high x 22,8 width (10.11 x 8.97 Inches); grams 2.368,0 (83.52 oz.). The Teke people are a Bantu Central African ethnic group. The name of the tribe shows what the occupation of the tribe was: trading. The word teke means ‘to buy’. The economy of the Teke […]
Early to mid 20th century. n. 1 – Tuareg. Bronze, grams 110,8. Outer diameter cm. 7,0; inner diameter cm. 5,2. n. 2 – Tuareg. Brass, grams 141,7. Outer diameter cm. 7,0; inner diameter cm. 5,0. n. 3 – Ashanti. Bronze, grams 111,4. Outer diameter cm. 6,5; inner diameter cm. 4,5. n. 4 – Fulani-Peul. Bronze, grams 111,4. Outer diameter […]
Iron. 19th century. Approx. cm. 14,0 width x 14,0 high (5.51 x 5.51 Inches); gr. 1.660,0 (58.55 oz.). A wrought iron corde bar curled into a spiral at the ends.
Early 20th century. Cm. 59,0 high x 10,2 width (23.22 x 4.01 Inches); gr. 391,3 (13.80 oz.). Wrought iron currency composed of a quadrangular iron base with one extremity in the shape of a spoon with two lateral spirals. For similar examples and more informations see “African Currency”, by Adolfo Bartolomucci, pages 64
The piece is cm. 16,5 width x cm. 16,0 high (6.49″ x 6.29″). Gr. 1.268,0 (44.72 oz.). Ornamental currency-anklet used by both the Mbole men and women. This copper ring, spherical and lightly flattened, had a notable circulationamong the ethnic groups of central Congo. The Jonga groups used it for matrimonial transactions. For similar […]
Early to mid 20th century. Copper grams 2.012,0 (70.97 oz.). Cm. 11,5 high x cm. 13,5 width x cm. 3,4 depth (4.52″ x 5.31″ x 1.33″). Manillas are a form of money, usually made of bronze or copper, which were used in West Africa. They were produced in large numbers in a wide range of […]
Early 20th century. Bronze grams 521,8 (12.32 oz.). Cm. 11,5 width x cm. 10,0 high x cm. 6,0 depth (4.52″ x 3.93″ x 2.36″). Inner diameter cm. 8,0 (3.14″). Fulani, also called Peul or Fulbe , are scattered throughout many parts of West Africa, from Lake Chad, in the east, to the Atlantic coast. The […]
Iron. 19th century. Cm. 30,0 high x 20,5 width (11.81 x 8.07 Inches); grams 1.087,8 (38.37 oz.). For similar examples and more informations see: “The Perfect Form”, by Roberto Ballarini, page 153; “African Currency”, by Adolfo Bartolomucci, page 47-48.
Iron. 19th century. Cm. 22,0 high x 14,5 width (8.66 x 5.70 Inches); gr. 948,9 (33.47 oz.). A wrought iron corde bar curled into a spiral at the ends.
19th century. Bronze. Cm. 7,6 high x cm. 9,0 width (2.99″ x 3.54″). Gr. 565,3 (19.94 oz.). The Djerma live in the arid lands of the Sahel. Many live in the Niger River valley and exploit the river for irrigation. They grow millet, sorghum, rice, corn (maize), and tobacco and raise cotton and peanuts (groundnuts) as cash crops. […]