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primitive form of money (1) - Black iron - Liganda - DR Congo

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primitive form of money (1) - Black iron - Liganda - DR Congo

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1st half 19th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Total nr of items: 1
Object: primitive form of money
Indigenous object name: Liganda
Region/ country: DR Congo
Material: Black iron
Period: 1st half 19th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 1450×230×2 mm
Weight: 620 g

A usury form of spear money.
This liganda was the money in the area of the Lomani and the Lualaba, and was still used circa 1920 by the tribes around the Stanley falls.

The liganda was mainly used for paying the dowry and for the purchase of canoes and slaves.

They were forged out of thin soft iron.
They show an embellishment that runs in parallel lanes from the top to the bottom,
and their money character is evidenced by the very weak short shaft.

For 30 liganda s one bought a male slave and for 40 to 50 a female slave.
They were used until 1940.

These money forms are very rare.

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  • Well-packed. No complaints. Thank you.

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