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Change - Iron - Tetela - Democratic Republic of Congo

Lot reference 28166747
Change - Iron - Tetela - Democratic Republic of Congo

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Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Change
Ethnic group/ culture: Tetela
Region/ country: Democratic Republic of Congo
Material: Iron
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 460×210×3 mm
Weight: 875 g

Tetela Currency Originally, these blades were created to be integrated to a weapon. However, their weight (nearly 1 kilogram for some) made these unsuitable for combat.
Hence, these blades were used as currency. Both sides of this currency seem to be similar and present many striations, decorating almost the entire surface (picture).
Local name: dikonga dia mpunga.
Good condition, with traces of wear, oxidation and antiquity, quite usual for these sorts of weapons.
A similar but more damaged object was reproduced in the book African currency - Adolfo Bartolomucci p.89 (last picture).

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    user-2d58559 November 29, 2019

  • Consegna in tempi rapidi, oggetto perfetto e più bello che in foto. Soddisfatto!!

    user-963482c November 28, 2019

  • A beautiful prestige scepter in great condition. Careful packing and fast shipment. Excellent seller. Thank you.

    BDR45 November 25, 2019

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    user-c2272cf November 21, 2019

  • J'ai bien recu le packet avec les livres. Ce sont des oeuvres interessantes.
    J'ai encore récament consulté le "Swords and daggers" de E. Wagner, dont j'ai dans ma bibliothèque l'édition de 1969!

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    L'oggetto corrisponde appieno alla descrizione e l'acquisto è centrato.
    Consegnato dopo 10 giorni dal pagamento in imballaggio adeguato.
    Tutto molto bene.
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  • Quick transaction, safe delivery. Thanks!

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    envois rapide et colis dans l'état mentionné par l'annonce.
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    Lotto molto bello, spedizione rapida e accurata.
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    user-58935da October 29, 2019

  • Interessant voorwerp cq wapen. Hangt al aan de muur. Ben er tevreden mee. Dank voor de snelle levering.

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    Tutto perfetto, lotto bellissimo, spedizione rapida.
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    Duccio56 October 24, 2019

  • TRES BONNE TRANSACTION. MERCI.

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    Great satifaction fro me: the knives are very nice.
    Thank you
    Best Regards
    Paolo
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    ULIVO October 17, 2019

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