Currency - Black iron - Chamba - Nigeria

Description
Currency - Black iron - Chamba - Nigeria
Excellent

For centuries, peoples bartered to exchange goods. Then, the first true system of currency emerged. The African continent is specifically rich regarding the so-called “primitive currency”, many are made of black iron, a particularly valuable metal. This sort of currency is called “gond”. During the ceremonies, their owners brandished these, in order to close the deal. The latter would serve for offerings, dowries, and of course, for great festivities and ceremonies.

Lot details
Object
Currency
Ethnic group/ culture
Chamba
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Black iron
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
45×35×8 cm
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