African Currency

Old African Currency – MUMUYE / CHAMBA – Northen Cameroon

Iron. 19th century. Cm. 29,0 high x 22,0 width (11.42 x 8.66 Inches); gr. 1.128,0 (39.79 oz.). Chamba Tribe The Chamba people have their own particular religious beliefs known as the Chamba religion. The traditional religion of the Chamba is premised on a creator solar God (Su) and ancestor spirits who live...

Old African Currency – IYEMBE – DR Congo

The piece is cm. 95,5 high (37.6″). Bronze zoomorphic spiral (snake) made with a hexagonal section rod. The section in the upper part is larger than in the lower. They were very important objects for the Iyembe who used them for paying the wedding dowry. For a similar example see: - "The Perfect...

African Currency – TETELA / NKUTSHU – DR Congo

The piece is cm. 23,8 high (9.37″). Grams 320,0 (11.29 oz.) Copper bar with a bulge in the middle, circular section, extremities with punched designs. Produced by the Nkutshu living on the course of the river Lokenic. For a similar example see: "The Perfect Form", by Roberto Ballarini, page 294. "African...

African Currency – CHAMBA – Donga Region, Nigeria

Iron. 19th century. Cm. 27,0 high x 14,5 width (10.63 x 5.71 Inches); grams 502,0 (17.71 oz.). Currency with a large hoe-shaped quadrangular tip and a vey curved, tub-like profile. For similar examples and more informations see: “The Perfect Form”, by Roberto Ballarini, page 166; “African Currency”, by Adolfo Bartolomucci,...