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Fine Gold weights (22) - Bronze and Lead - Akan Ashanti - Ghana

Lot reference 27834413

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Current bid $282
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Location: Belgium
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16th - 18th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Total nr of items: 22
Object: Fine Gold weights
Ethnic group/ culture: Akan Ashanti
Region/ country: Ghana
Material: Bronze and Lead
Period: 16th - 18th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 22×19×14 mm
Weight: 264 g

Beautiful selection of old and original geometric gold weights. Some have been brought to weight by adding lead and sometimes a corner is taken off to reduce the weight (calibrated). The largest one is 44 mm and the smallest 9 mm. The heaviest weighs 76 grams and the lightest 1 gram. Nice patina of old age.

The Ashanti owe their rise and richness to the exploitation of huge gold resources.
Until the beginning of the 18th century, gold dust was the only means of exchange for the Ashanti. These were used until the late 19th century. Each merchant had his own weights, storage boxes, spoons and scale. The quantity depended on his position and prosperity.
The appearance of the weights are made in two different periods. In the period from 1400 up to 1729, the geometric shapes were created, and from 1700 up to 1900, the figurative ones. (T. Garrard).

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