The piece is cm. 13,5 width x 11,0 high (5.31″ x 4.33"). Grams 1616,0 (57 oz.) Used especially as dowry money, it was worn by the women during ritual dances and lay festival. Originating before the colonial period, perhaps as the result of trade with the Portuguese Empire, Manillas continued to [...]
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 [...]
The piece is cm. 20,7 high x cm. 13,5 width (8.15" x 5.31″). Grams 644,2 (22.72 oz.) 2 wrought iron cordes bar curled into 2 spirals at the ends. In the middle, the 2 bar are united by a solid iron sheet.
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, [...]
Early to mid 20th century. Bronze gr. 320,2 (11.29 oz.). Cm. 22,5 high x cm. 3,1 width (8.86” x 1.22”). Rectangular bronze plate, both sides decorated with geometric incisions characteristic of Tuareg work. These hammers are used by Tuareg to break blocks of sugar. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all [...]
Iron. Mid 20th century. Cm. 44,3 high x 12,7 width (17.44 x 5.00 Inches); grams 89,6 (3.16 oz.). Its shape is reminiscent of some stylized human figures seen in profile. It comes from ethnic groups that live along the course of the River Logane. Rivellain said that the currency Kul [...]
Iron. Early 20th century. Cm. 55,0 high x 17,0 width (21.65 x 6.69 Inches); grams 1.356,0 (47.83 oz.). The Mumuye and the Chamba are small ethnic groups on the borders of eastern Nigeria. This currency is made of an iron staff from which parts a sheaf of single, sinuos snake shaped [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.