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Snake Coil Currency - Mongo, Nkundu, Ngundu, Ngongo-lyembe - D.R. Congo - SOLD

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Ngelima blacksmith's hand forged copper rods into the form of coiled snakes. These snakes with pointed tails and bulbous heads were widely traded as currency until around 1930. They were a means of payment for larger transactions such as dowries.

39"H x 2.5"W


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