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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
2 1/2 × 2 5/8 × 3/4 in. (6.4 × 6.7 × 1.9 cm)
Type:
money
manillas
Place used:
West Africa, Africa
Date:
18th century
Description:
Manilla, a form of currency that circulated in West Africa, in a semi-circular horseshoe shape, with slight flairs at ends.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Trans Atlantic slave trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Oprah Winfrey
Object number:
2014.312.44
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Coins and Currency
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd593e6ee1a-274c-47cd-aa66-5e13265ec24f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.312.44