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Manilla currency, possibly used as a body ornament.
Horse-shoe shaped, made of open circle of silver with flattened ends at opening. Ornamental incisions and mechanism that widens the manilla in the middle.
Height: 6.90 centimetres
Width: 9.10 centimetres
Depth: 10.10 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.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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