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Katanga Cross Currency - Copper - Congo DRC - Asian African Art
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Katanga Cross Currency – Copper – Congo DRC


Object:Katanga Cross Currency
Region/ country:Congo DRC
Period:19th century
Condition:Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand:No
Dimensions:20×17×1 cm
Weight:1050 g

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A beautiful old Katanga Cross which was used as a means of payment for centuries in former Belgian Congo. They were already used as currency in the 14th century. They exist in several dimensions and shapes. The smallest is a few mm in size and weighs a few grams, the largest more than 10 kg.
A Katanga cross was used as a means of payment in Congo until the sixties of the 20th century.
This currency still has its original tribal colour/patina.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).