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Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
cast and incised (overall production method/technique)
brown/gold (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 9.15 cm x 12.5 cm; 3 19/32 in x 4 29/32 in
Object Name:
Ankle Money
alternative currency
Place used:
Cameroon
Associated place:
Cameroon
Date made:
n.d.
Description:
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.
Location:
Currently not on view
Credit Line:
Benjamin Stack, Harvey G. Stack, and Norman Stack
ID Number:
NU.77.38.012
Catalog number:
77.38.012
Accession number:
1977.1211
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_910796