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Manilla

Physical Description:
metal, brass (overall material)
brown/gold (overall color)
cast and shaped by hand (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 54.5 mm; x 2 1/8 in
Object Name:
Manilla
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Manilla; Africa; West Africa
Place used:
Nigeria
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
1979.1263.00761
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC88A
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-0a0f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067089

Cow horn form Niger, West Africa -" used for bloodsucking"

Measurements:
overall: 2 1/8 in x 8 in x 2 1/8 in; 5.3975 cm x 20.32 cm x 5.3975 cm
Object Name:
horn, bloodletting
bloodletting
cup
ID Number:
MG.M-11998
Catalog number:
M-11998
Accession number:
270023
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-b600-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1433376
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Weight

Physical Description:
brass alloy (overall material)
black (overall color)
gold/brass/gray (overall color)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 3 cm x 2.45 cm x 1.4 cm; 1 3/16 in x 31/32 in x 9/16 in
Object Name:
weight
alternative currency
Other Terms:
weight; Africa; West, Ashanti
Place used:
Cameroon
Date made:
19th century
Credit Line:
Marjorie A. Cope
ID Number:
1987.0723.04
Catalog number:
1987.0723.04
Accession number:
1987.0723
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-f97e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1068511

Akan Gold Weight, West Africa

Associated Name:
Stack's  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 5.28 cm x 1.73 cm x 1.66 cm; 2 3/32 in x 11/16 in x 21/32 in
Object Name:
Amulet
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Amulet?; Africa; West, Ashanti (Benin and Bamoun)
Place used:
Ghana
Associated place:
Ghana
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Benjamin Stack, Harvey G. Stack, and Norman Stack
ID Number:
NU.77.38.010
Catalog number:
77.38.010
Accession number:
1977.1211
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-6e5d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_910818

Ogoja Penny, Nigeria, 20th century

Physical Description:
metal, iron (overall material)
black/brown (overall color)
wrought to shape (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Ogoja Penny
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Ogoja Penny; Africa; West, Nigeria
Place used:
Nigeria
Associated place:
Nigeria
Date made:
20th century
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.00327
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.00327
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-0fd6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1069106
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Akan Gold Weight

Physical Description:
bronze (overall material)
gold/brown (overall color)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 3.56 cm x 3.67 cm x 1.6 cm; 1 13/32 in x 1 7/16 in x 5/8 in
Object Name:
?
alternative currency
Other Terms:
?; Africa; West, Ashanti, (Benin and Bamoun)
Place used:
Ghana
Associated place:
Ghana
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Benjamin Stack, Harvey G. Stack, and Norman Stack
ID Number:
NU.77.38.011
Catalog number:
77.38.011
Accession number:
1977.1211
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-4886-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_910833
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Akan Gold Weight

Physical Description:
bronze (overall material)
cast (overall production method/technique)
looped triangles (2) (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5.2 cm x 2 cm x .89 cm; 2 1/16 in x 25/32 in x 11/32 in
Object Name:
?
alternative currency
Other Terms:
?; Africa; West, Ashanti, (Benin and Bamoun)
Place used:
Ghana
Associated place:
Ghana
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Benjamin Stack, Harvey G. Stack, and Norman Stack
ID Number:
NU.77.38.009
Catalog number:
77.38.009
Accession number:
1977.1211
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-6e60-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_910834
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Akan Gold Weight

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
brass/brown (overall color)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 4.7 cm x 3.42 cm x 1.65 cm; 1 27/32 in x 1 11/32 in x 21/32 in
Object Name:
Gold Weight Shield
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Gold Weight Shield; Africa; West, Ashanti
Place used:
Ghana
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Marjorie A. Cope
ID Number:
1987.0723.07
Catalog number:
1987.0723.07
Accession number:
1987.0723
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-06bb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1068505

Akan Gold Weight

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
brass (overall color)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 4.65 cm x 1.53 cm x .64 cm; 1 27/32 in x 19/32 in x 1/4 in
Object Name:
Gold Weight Suman Charm
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Gold Weight Suman Charm; Africa; West, Ashanti
Place used:
Ghana
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Marjorie A. Cope
ID Number:
1987.0723.10
Catalog number:
1987.0723.10
Accession number:
1987.0723
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-f86f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1068508

Akan Gold Weight

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
brown/gold (overall color)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 5 cm x 1.12 cm; 1 31/32 in x 7/16 in
Object Name:
Gold Weight War Horn
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Gold Weight War Horn; Africa; West, Ashanti
Place used:
Ghana
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Marjorie A. Cope
ID Number:
1987.0723.09
Catalog number:
1987.0723.09
Accession number:
1987.0723
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-25dd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1068484

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
Other Terms:
Ring Money; Africa; West Senegal, Benin, S. Africa
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-4f17-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067239

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
Other Terms:
Ring Money; Africa; West Senegal, Benin, S. Africa
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-13b3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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
Other Terms:
Ring Money; Africa; West Senegal, Benin, S. Africa
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-1493-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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
Other Terms:
Ring Money; Africa; West Sengal, Benin, S. Africa
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-124f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067225

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
Other Terms:
Ring Money; Africa; West Senegal, Benin, S. Africa
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-2dd6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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
Other Terms:
Ring Money; Africa; West Senegal, Benin, S. Africa
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-2dd7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067242

Akan Gold Weight

Physical Description:
brass alloy (overall material)
black/gold (overall color)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 3.55 cm x 2.41 cm x 1.97 cm; 1 13/32 in x 15/16 in x 25/32 in
Object Name:
Gold Weight Lion
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Gold Weight Lion; Africa; West, Ashanti
Place used:
Ghana
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Marjorie A. Cope
ID Number:
1987.0723.05
Accession number:
1987.0723
Catalog number:
1987.0723.05
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-f97d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1068510
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Akan Gold Weight

Physical Description:
bronze (overall material)
bronze (overall color)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 5.49 cm x 2.6 cm x 3.19 cm; 2 5/32 in x 1 1/32 in x 1 1/4 in
Object Name:
Gold Weight, Male Figure
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Gold Weight, Male Figure; Africa; West, Ashanti
Place used:
Ghana
Credit Line:
Raymond Hebert
ID Number:
1988.0817.02
Catalog number:
1988.0817.02
Accession number:
1988.0817
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-0d20-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1068454
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Akan Gold Weight

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
brass (overall color)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 2.36 cm x 3.6 cm; 15/16 in x 1 13/32 in
Object Name:
Gold Weight Sacred Stool
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Gold Weight Sacred Stool; Africa; West, Ashanti
Place made:
Ghana
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Marjorie A. Cope
ID Number:
1987.0723.02
Catalog number:
1987.0723.02
Accession number:
1987.0723
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-0b34-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1068464
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Akan Gold Weight

Physical Description:
bronze (overall material)
bronze/gray (overall color)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 5.62 cm x 3.13 cm x 2.01 cm; 2 7/32 in x 1 7/32 in x 25/32 in
Object Name:
Gold Weight, Male Figure
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Gold Weight, Male Figure; Africa; West, Ashanti
Place used:
Ghana
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Raymond Hebert
ID Number:
1988.0817.01
Catalog number:
1988.0817.01
Accession number:
1988.0817
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-0b31-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1068461
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