African Gold-weights in the British Museum

Fiona Sheales

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This catalogue presents a selection of 2,000 African gold-weights from the British Museum’s collection. The cast brass weights, which come in many shapes and sizes, date from the 16th to the 20th centuries and were collected over a period of 165 years.




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