- Museum number
Horse-shoe shaped, made of open circle of bronze with flattened ends at opening.
Length: 6 centimetres
Width: 6.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Manillas were used extensively as currency in West Africa from the 15th to the 20th century. During the Transatlantic slave trade manillas were a frequent medium of exchange for slaves.
- On display (G68/dc18/p3)
- Exhibition history
2012 March, London, BM, Money Gallery
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number