NIGERIA HAUSA bracelet pair 18th century

$60.00

NIGERIA, HAUSA, bracelet pair, 18th century, open ring, triangular contour, no decoration, brass, 87mm diameter, more or less, 283.9 & 251.6g, VF

1 in stock

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Scott Semans has written up a classification scheme for African bracelets. His website: https://coincoin.com.

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.

In West Africa the quasi-monetary use of bronze and brass objects as comparative value objects got going in the 16th century.

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