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Antique African Gold Weights (25) - African bronze - Abramwo - Akan - Ashanti - Asante - Ghana

Lot reference 29259657

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17th - 19th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Total nr of items: 25
Object: Antique African Gold Weights
Indigenous object name: Abramwo
Ethnic group/ culture: Akan - Ashanti - Asante
Region/ country: Ghana
Material: African bronze
Period: 17th - 19th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 0×0×0 cm
Weight: 277 g

25 original, antique, with good patina, detailed, well tribally used Akan Ashanti Asante bronze gold weights. Gold weight. Gold weights.
Made with the lost wax method. Various geometric shapes with a symbolic meaning.
Also triangles and pyramids.
African bronze with various colours, from light to dark brown.
Wear and signs of use. Some weights have lost some bronze or had bronze removed. Lead or other metals have been added to some weights to make them heavier. Rounded corners, without sharp edges.
This all shows that these bronze weights have well and long been tribally used as a counterweight to weigh gold dust before 1900.

Comparable geometric weights have been illustrated in, for example: Tom Phillips, African Goldweights, Miniature Sculptures from Ghana 1400 - 1900 (2010) and Brigitte Menzel, Goldgewichte aus Ghana (1968).

Total weight of these 25 weights is (approximately): 277 grams.
The individual weights range from 1.5 grams to 36.3 grams.
To compare their dimensions, please see the euro coin and measuring tape .

Will be shipped with track & trace, registered and insured.

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    Een hele mooie fluit van brons. Zeer goede kwaliteit. Snelle levering. Goede verkoopprijs.
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    Mooie oude en authentieke stuken. Heel goed en vriendelijk contact met verkoper
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