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19TH CHAMBA IRON CURRENCY

Nigeria. £950

Fine 19th Century Iron Currency Piece. Chamba Culture, Nigeria

This beautifully formed iron currency consists of a spiral circular body that reaches out to two flattened wing shaped finale's at either end. The surface is corroded but more smooth at its circular body where it has been handled over time. The currency is made from what seems to be two pieces, a central iron core that forms the circular form that has been beaten and flatted out to form the two wing shaped finale's. Then wrapped around the circular formation is another piece of long thin metal, this is thicker at its centre (towards the bottom the currency) and becomes gradually thinner as its reaches both ends, just below the two winged shapes. This is a rare form of 19th century iron currency that is not often found.

Ex Private Collection, UK

Estimated Period: Mid-to-Late 19th Century

(Sold Custom Mounted)

H (Excl. Display Stand): 35cm

Width: 33cm

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H: 35 CM (Excluding display stand)
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