"Currency Angas, Nigeria, Wrought Iron .."In sub-Saharan Africa, the fascination with metals, more particularly iron and copper alloys, gave rise to a plethora of forms for monetary use. lances and knives as well as parts derived from hoes served as a standard in various transactions: payment of a tribute by the population to the local authorities or chief vassals to their suzerain, dowry, matrimonial compensation paid by the pretender to the father of the wife, entry into a secret society, payment for services and obtaining various products. not only can raw materials be melted and adornments, bracelets and torques called shackles fulfilled five centuries during similar functions. consequently, the colonial authorities had great difficulties in imposing the cash in the form of coins first then banknotes. . nicely socées .
height approx. 80 cm.
price per piece. 880, - Euros / piece