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Collection of 9 Akan Brass Gold Weights, 18th / 19th C.

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Pre 1900: item # 1233362

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Collection of 9 Akan Brass Gold Weights, 18th / 19th C.
Nine small brass weights originating from the African Gold Coast. The top decorated with different geometric ornaments as spirals, waves, swastika etc. Used for weighing gold dust which for centuries was the currency of the region. Largest weight adjusted to standard with lead. Condition: fine. Dimension: largest: 3.2 cm x 3.4 cm.


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