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Manilla Metal Currency Bracelet 400 Years African Art

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Title Manilla Metal Currency Bracelet 400 Years African Art
Materials Unknown metal
Made In British or Portugal
Traded In West Africa
Approximate Age 400 yrs old!
Dimensions Approximately 1.75 inches interior diameter
Overall Condition Fair to good.
Damage/Repair Oxidation, fragile, and wear.
Type of Object currency


Picture is an example; yours will be similar.

Additional information: These currencies were used throughout Nigeria and neighboring countries for more than 300 years. They are probably a middle period British Manilla called "Onoudu" . Many of these currencies were widely used from the sixteenth century, when the Portuguese cast huge quantities and used them to trade in West Africa.

Recommended Reading: See Schaedler's EARTH AND ORE--2500 YEARS OF AFRICAN ART IN TERRA-COTTA AND METAL.