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Katanga type copper cross, also called 'handa'. Four roughly equal arms, each flaring slightly towards their ends.
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Height: 30.40 centimetres
Width: 24.20 centimetres
Depth: 1.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Copper ingots that were used as currency in the late 19th and 20th century. They take their name from Katanga, a copper mining region in present day Democratic Republic of Congo.
Copper currency bar in the form of a St. Andrew's Cross.
Ibid [J. Monteiro, 'Angola and the River Congo'], Vol. II. Pl. XIV, 1 & p. 190 "Said to be smelted by the natives of Lunda".
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- Register 1958:
1-27 Collected in Angola before 1875 by J. Monteiro, and illustrated in his book Angola and the River Congo. (1875). J. Monteiro was the donor's brother-in-law.
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