cast and incised (overall production method/technique)
brown/gold (overall color)
overall: 9.15 cm x 12.5 cm; 3 19/32 in x 4 29/32 in
The phrase <i>ankle money</i> refers to metal rings that may have been used in exchange or for jewelry in West Africa. These rings were made from various metals including silver, brass, and copper. Due to limited information about the origins of the ankle money in the National Numismatic Collection it is not possible to determine if this specific object was used as a medium of exchange, worn as jewelry, or produced as a replica.