Old African Currency – MUMUYE / CHAMBA – Nigeria

Old African Currency – MUMUYE / CHAMBA – Nigeria


Iron. Cm. 51,5 high (20.28 Inches); grams 646,5 (22.80 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, sinuous snake shaped ramifications, The structure, worked as a heat-soldered whole, represents a tree.


For similar examples and more informations see:

– “The Perfect Form”, by Roberto Ballarini, page 155;

– “African Currency”, by Adolfo Bartolomucci, page 44.


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Weight 2050 g