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Primitive currency - CHAMBA - Nigeria

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Primitive currency - CHAMBA - Nigeria

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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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Member since: February 1, 2017
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    irango October 23, 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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