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Currency bar - Copper - Mongo - DR Congo - Asian African Art
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Currency bar – Copper – Mongo – DR Congo


First half 20th century – Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Currency bar
Ethnic group/ culture: Mongo
Region/ country: DR Congo
Material: Copper
Period: 1st half 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 11×20×9 cm
Weight: 6000 g

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Currency bars such as this were highly prized in Western Africa from 1600-1900. The style and make of this kind of bar was indigenous to most western African tribes, and was utilized not only as jewelry, but basically as portable wealth or currency. Heavy piece, total weight: 6 kg!

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium. Collected in the period 1953 – 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.