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Very old gold weights (20) - Bronze Lead and a trace of Gold - Abrammuo - Akan Ashanti - Ghana

Lot reference 28636723

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15th - 17th centuries - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Total nr of items: 20
Object: Very old gold weights
Indigenous object name: Abrammuo
Ethnic group/ culture: Akan Ashanti
Region/ country: Ghana
Material: Bronze Lead and a trace of Gold
Period: 15th - 17th centuries
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 21×21×3 mm
Weight: 183 g

A very rare selection of the most ancient geometric gold weights. This type was first created around 1400. These weights are difficult to date, though based on the significant wear, the deep patina and the simple shapes, it is reasonable to assume that these are among the most oldest ones.

The first weight, in the upper left, has traces of gold,
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 21 mm and the smallest 12 mm. The heaviest is 12 grams; the lightest is 3 grams.

The appearance of the weights are made in two different periods. The geometric forms were made between 1400 and 1729, the figurative ones between 1700 and 1900. (T. Garrard)

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