Old African Currency – MBOLE, MONGO, JONGA, NKUTSHU – DR Congo


Copper The piece is cm. 26,5 width x cm. 25,0 high x cm 15,5 thickness (10.43″ x 9.84″ x 6.10″). Grams 2324,0 (5.12 lb).

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 examples and more informations see:
– “The Perfect Form”, by Roberto Ballarini, pages 288-289;
– “African Currency”, by Adolfo Bartolomucci, pages 104-105.

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Weight5050 g