Hand- Forged Iron Currency with Leather - Kirdi, or Mafa/Matakam People, Cameroon 7
Hand- Forged Iron Currency with Leather - Kirdi, or Mafa/Matakam People, Cameroon 7
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Hand- Forged Iron Currency with Leather - Kirdi, or Mafa/Matakam People, Cameroon 7

$185.00
This unusual and elaborate multi-spiraled, currency piece would have been used as a form of exchange or trade. Currency took many forms in ancient Africa. Common across the continent were metal objects shaped like spearheads, coins and spirals.
Ex.Cathryn Cootner Collection, Sonoma, CA

Height: 4 1/4" x Width: 8"

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