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Horse-shoe shaped cast bronze with slightly splayed-out ends. Broken into two parts.
Height: 5.60 centimetres (Largest part)
Height: 5.50 centimetres (Smallest part)
Width: 2 centimetres (Largest part)
Width: 1.50 centimetres (Smallest part)
Depth: 1.80 centimetres (Largest part)
Depth: 1.70 centimetres (Smallest part)
- 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.
Bronze manilla, broken in half for analysis, in glass bottle with analysis result.
"Ashanti money Copper 61.2 Nov. 1900"
Rough analysis- no zinc.
28-29 ASHANTI, GHANA
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number