NIGERIA copper bracelet 18-20th century


NIGERIA, western region, closed ring bracelet, 18-20th century, round, 9 strands of squarish 4mm wire twisted into a rope, ends sloppily joined with a “bandage,” copper, 108mm diameter, 18mm wide, 18mm thick, 322g, aVF

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Scott Semans has written up a classification scheme for African bracelets. His website:

What I’ve seen and heard about the availability of these West African currency items is that there have been thousands or tens of thousands of all types in the “traditional money” market over the last 40 years or so, and that less than 100 small traders have brought out all of it.

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