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Collection 3 gold dust boxes, 1 scale, 1 spoon and 6 weights-ASHANTI-Ghana Gold Coast

Lot reference 22036801

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Location: Belgium
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18th/19th century - Good condition

2 large gold dust boxes- Akhan - 11.7 cm and 8.4 cm.
1 small gold dust box, largest size 5.8 cm.
1 gold dust spoon 15.1 cm.
1 scale to weigh gold dust, largest size 11.7 cm.
6 bronze weights including 2 sandals the smallest weight is 3.3, the largest is 5.2 cm. Total weight 591 grams.

The Ashanti owe their rise and wealth to the exploitation of enormous gold resources.
Until the beginning of the 18th century, gold dust was the only means of exchange for the Ashanti. The gold was not used for the manufacturing of gold weights. Copper alloys were used for this purpose. These were used up until the late 19th century and every merchant had his own set of weights, storage boxes, spoons and scale. The quantity of which was dependent on his position and prosperity
The shapes of the weights refer to two different periods. In the period from 1400 up to 1729, the geometric shapes were produced, and from 1700 up to 1900 the figurative ones.

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