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Primitive currency - CHAMBA - Nigeria

Lot reference 13040971
Primitive currency - CHAMBA - Nigeria

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$ 285 Bidder 5362
20-09-2017 18:50:17
$ 231 Bidder 5362
20-09-2017 18:16:48
$ 219 Bidder 5362
20-09-2017 14:11:14
$ 207 Bidder 4731
17-09-2017 10:38:22
$ 166 Bidder 8207
17-09-2017 09:10:09
$ 130 Bidder 9262
15-09-2017 19:18:40
$ 118 Bidder 1519
15-09-2017 16:36:37

1st half of the XXth century - Perfect condition

Provenance: private collection, Belgium. Important documents will be delivered to the buyer.
Estimated age: around 1930.
Dimensions : 30 x 40 cm.
Weight: 1,4 kilograms.
Material: black iron.
Stand: not included, available for an additional cost.

For centuries, peoples bartered to exchange goods.
Then emerged the first true system of currency. The African continent is especially rich regarding currencies so-called “primitive”, many are made of black iron, a metal particularly sought.
This is a kind of currency is named “gond”
During the ceremonies, their owners brandished them in order to close the deal.
These primitive currencies served for offerings, dowries and, of course, for great festive and ceremonial occasions.

The piece will be delivered with a certificate of authenticity.

Insured shipment with track and trace.

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Feedback score: 98.4%
Reviews given: 63
Member since: February 1, 2017
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    Beautiful detailed statue made with incredible imagination.

    Dalat2001 September 14, 2017

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    Very nice piece,
    packing perfect
    thanks indeed

    Lezambi September 14, 2017

  • mooi beeldje, snelle levering, alles ok!

    flagm September 12, 2017

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    tout ok merci

    jasi6460 September 11, 2017

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    ok

    tatiefraise007 August 30, 2017

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Austria $ 29.59
Belgium $ 11.65
Canada $ 74.28
Switzerland $ 38.63
Germany $ 23.18
Denmark $ 29.59
Spain $ 29.59
France $ 23.18
United Kingdom $ 23.18
Ireland $ 29.59
Italy $ 29.59
Luxembourg $ 23.18
Netherlands $ 23.18
Norway $ 38.63
Poland $ 29.59
Portugal $ 29.59
Sweden $ 29.59
United States $ 40.41
Rest of Europe $ 38.63
Rest of the World $ 74.28

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