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Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
gold/brown (overall color)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 7.37 cm; 2 29/32 in
Object Name:
Bracelet
alternative currency
Place used:
Cameroon
Associated place:
Cameroon
Date made:
n.d.
Description:
Metal bracelets were used as jewelry as well as in exchange in West Africa. They were made from various metals including silver, brass, and copper and produced in a range of sizes and designs. Due to limited information about the origins of the bracelets 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.77.38.016
Catalog number:
77.38.016
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_910830