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Katanga cross currency – Iron – DR Congo


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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.

Object Cross Currency
Ethnic group:
Country: DR Congo
Material: Iron
Period: Early 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 23x23x1 cm
Weight: 800 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear


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