Goldweight (P)- Akan Speaking Peoples - Ghana
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.
This goldweight measures 3/4" high, 15/16" wide, and 1/4" thick.