Goldweight (D)- Akan Speaking Peoples, Ghana
People: Ghanaians (Akan Speaking peoples)
Description:Ghanaians have been trading with gold
since the 15th century. The gold was weighed on
simple scales, against weights of standard value.
Most goldweights were cast in bronze using the lost
wax method. They featured geometric designs and
often took the form of humans and animals.
Dimensions: 1/2" height x 7/8" width x 1/4" depth