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Spear money, West Africa

Physical Description:
iron (overall material)
Measurements:
overall:;
Object Name:
Spearhead
alternative currency
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC133
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC133
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1003770
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Kissi Penny

Physical Description:
iron (overall material)
hammered, shaped, and twisted (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 3.7 cm x 26.4 cm x 2.4 cm; 1 15/32 in x 10 13/32 in x 15/16 in
Object Name:
alternative currency
Place used:
Liberia
Sierra Leone
Guinea
Associated place:
Liberia
Date made:
19th - 20th century
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC44
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC44
Collector/donor number:
OC44
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West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_1003771

Fang Axe, Gabon

Physical Description:
metal, iron (overall material)
black/brown (overall color)
shaped by hand (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 80.4 mm x 134.3 mm; x 3 3/16 in x 5 5/16 in
Object Name:
Fan Axe
alternative currency
Place used:
Gabon
Associated place:
French West Africa
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC16
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC16
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1066873

Kissi Penny

Physical Description:
iron (overall material)
black (overall color)
brown (overall color)
wrought, hammered, and shaped (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 45.75 mm x 230 mm; 1 13/16 in x 9 1/16 in
Object Name:
Kissi Penny
alternative currency
Place used:
Liberia
Sierra Leone
Guinea
Date made:
20th century
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC94
Catalog number:
79.112.OC94
Accession number:
1979.1263
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067016
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Kissi Penny

Physical Description:
iron (overall material)
black/brown (overall color)
wrought, hammered, twisted (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 41 cm x 5.994 cm x .37 cm; 16 5/32 in x 2 3/8 in x 5/32 in
Object Name:
Kissi Penny
Traditional Money
alternative currency
Place used:
Liberia
Sierra Leone
Guinea
Associated place:
Liberia
Date made:
20th century
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC42
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC42
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067021
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Kissi Penny

Physical Description:
iron (overall material)
black/brown (overall color)
wrought, hammered, twisted (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 31.9 cm x 3.505 cm x .46 cm; 12 9/16 in x 1 3/8 in x 3/16 in
Object Name:
Kissi Penny
alternative currency
Place used:
Liberia
Sierra Leone
Guinea
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC132
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC132
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067023
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Kissi Penny

Physical Description:
iron (overall material)
black (overall color)
wrought, hammered, twisted (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 7.239 cm x 42.545 cm; 2 27/32 in x 16 3/4 in
Object Name:
alternative currency
Kissi Penny
Place used:
Liberia
Sierra Leone
Guinea
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC45
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC45
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067032
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Manilla

Physical Description:
light brown (overall color)
metal, bronze (overall material)
dark gray (overall color)
cast, patinated, shaped (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 6.12 cm x 6.07 cm x 1.98 cm; 2 13/32 in x 2 3/8 in x 25/32 in
Object Name:
Manilla
alternative currency
Place made:
Africa
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC88B
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC88B
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West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067091

Manilla, Africa, 19th Century

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
brown/gold (overall color)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 5.6 cm x 5.7 cm x 1.75 cm; 2 7/32 in x 2 1/4 in x 11/16 in
Object Name:
alternative currency
Place made:
Africa
Date made:
19th century
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC88C
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC88C
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067092

Twisted Manilla, Nigeria

Physical Description:
black (overall color)
light green (overall color)
bronze (overall material)
cast and twisted to shape (overall production method/technique)
metal, iron (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 28.5 cm x 16.5 cm x 3.9 cm; 11 7/32 in x 6 1/2 in x 1 17/32 in
Object Name:
Manilla, Twisted
alternative currency
Place used:
Nigeria
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.00315
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.00315
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_1067093

Manilla, Gold Coast and Nigeria, 19th century

Physical Description:
bronze (overall material)
brown/gold (overall color)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 5.88 cm x 5.89 cm x 1.67 cm; 2 5/16 in x 2 5/16 in x 21/32 in
Object Name:
alternative currency
Manilla
Place made:
Africa
Associated place:
Ghana: Gold Coast
Date made:
19th century
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC18
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC18
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067094

Manilla, West Africa, 19th Century

Physical Description:
bronze (overall material)
gold/brown (overall color)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 6 cm x 6.1 cm x 1.7 cm; 2 3/8 in x 2 13/32 in x 21/32 in
Object Name:
Manilla
alternative currency
Place made:
Africa
Date made:
19th century
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC19
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC19
Collector/donor number:
OC19
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Exhibition:
The Value of Money
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067116

Manilla, West Africa, 19th Century

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
brown/gold (overall color)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 6 cm x 6 cm x 1.8 cm; 2 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in x 23/32 in
Object Name:
alternative currency
Date made:
19th century
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC137
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC137
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067119

Ring money, West Africa

Physical Description:
metal, brass (overall material)
patination (overall material)
gold/brown (overall color)
green (overall color)
black (overall color)
shaped by hand (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 69.4 mm; x 2 3/4 in
Object Name:
Ring Money
alternative currency
Associated place:
Senegal
Benin
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC13A
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC13A
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067204

Ring money, West Africa

Physical Description:
metal, silver alloy (overall material)
silver/gray (overall color)
black (overall color)
rod: shaped and joined (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 71.7 mm; x 2 13/16 in
Object Name:
Ring Money
alternative currency
Place made:
Africa
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC13B
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC13B
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067209

Ring money, West Africa

Physical Description:
metal, silver alloy (overall material)
black (overall color)
silver (overall color)
twisted and shaped by hand (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 62.25 mm; x 2 7/16 in
Object Name:
Ring Money
alternative currency
Place made:
Africa
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC13C
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC13C
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067212

Ring money, West Africa

Physical Description:
metal, copper alloy (overall material)
black (overall color)
gold/brown (overall color)
green (overall color)
shaped and filed by hand (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 61.5 mm; x 2 7/16 in
Object Name:
Ring Money
alternative currency
Place made:
Africa
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC13D
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC13D
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067225

Ring money, West Africa

Physical Description:
metal, steel alloy (overall material)
silver (overall color)
black (overall color)
shaped by hand (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 47 mm; x 1 7/8 in
Object Name:
Ring Money
alternative currency
Place made:
Africa
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC13E
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC13E
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067239

Ring money, West Africa

Physical Description:
metal, copper (overall material)
brown/gold (overall color)
gray/black (overall color)
brown (overall color)
flattened and shaped (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 37.6 mm; x 1 1/2 in
Object Name:
Ring Money
alternative currency
Place made:
Africa
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC13F
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC13F
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067241

Ring money, West Africa

Physical Description:
metal, brass alloy (overall material)
gold/brown (overall color)
black (overall color)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 28 mm; 1 3/32 in
Object Name:
Ring Money
alternative currency
Place made:
Africa
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC13G
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC13G
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067242

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