Manilla Currency

9003

$25.00

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ITEM #:
9003
ETHNICITY:
Various
ORIGIN:
West Africa
MANILLA CURRENCY
The manilla currency bracelet was the most common form of metal currency in West Africa.

 


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African Art

ITEM NAME:
Manilla Currency
ITEM #:
9003
ETHNICITY:
Various
ORIGIN:
West Africa
MEDIUM:
Copper Alloy.
DIMENSIONS:
3.25″ (8.25 cm) Diameter.
CONDITION:
Good.


African Art

PROVENANCE:
Private Estate Collection – Florida, USA.


African Art

CATALOGUE NOTE:
The manilla currency bracelet was the most common form of metal currency in West Africa. These currency forms were a copper alloy rod with flared ends that has been bent into a “bracelet” form. The smaller ones like this manilla bracelet were originally manufactured in England of France for use in trade with Africa, including the slave trade. These currency¬†forms were recognized and used as currency for transactions from the end of the 15th to the mid-20th century.

 


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