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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 # 1233363

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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 - one in the shape of a pyramid. Used for weighing gold dust which for centuries was the currency of the region. Condition: fine. Dimension: pyramid: 2.7 cm x 2.8 cm x 2 cm.


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