Antique Massive African Currency – Mongo, Nogmbe, Budja – DR Congo
End 19th century. Copper grams 2.240,0 (79.01 oz.). Cm. 11,0 high x cm. 13,0 width (4.33″ x 5.12″).
These heavy open bracelets were used as a means of exchange by many Mongo groups. The horizontal striping is one of its characteristics and requires a certain skill of the blacksmith.
For similar examples and more informations see “The Perfect Form”, by Roberto Ballarini, page 329..
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