NIGER ‘popo” manilla 18th century British made


NIGER, ‘popo” manilla, 18th century, brass, ~80mm widest diameter, about 150g

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According to Scott Semans, this type was mostly made in Nantes, France,

So-called “manillas” are mostly European made for use as trade objects from the 17th century, when Portuguese and Dutch factories made them, through a French and a British period that only ended in 1949, when manillas were finally demonetized.

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.