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Currency Kwele Gabon
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Object description :

"Currency Kwele Gabon"
Kwele currency. Gabon. Wrought iron "Mandjong" coin in the shape of a marine anchor or spearhead. This object was introduced at the beginning of the 20th century by the merchants of the N'Goko Sangha Company to buy ivory and rubber. It was used until very recently in the Ogoué basin to buy wives (Guyer, Jane, The Iron Currencies of Southern Cameroon, Cambridge: 1985).
Price : 300 €
Period:20th Century
Style:Tribal Art
Condition : Etat d'usage

Material : Fer
Width : 42 cm
Height : 50 cm

Reference : 645499
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