Skip to Main Content »

You're currently on:

Search Site
 
Click on image above to zoom.

Yoruba Currency Forged Iron Shovel Head Nigeria African Art

Regular Price: $49.00

Special Price: $24.00

Product #: 87900
US Shipping: $12.98
Add Items to Cart


Title Yoruba Currency Forged Iron Shovel Head Nigeria African Art
Type of Object currency
Country of Origin Nigeria
People Yoruba, see also Hausa, Nupe, Chamba, Mumuye
Materials Iron
Approximate Age Unknown
Dimensions 11.25 inches H. x 6.75 inches W.
Overall Condition Poor. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners. Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use. We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings. Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair rusted surface, chips


Additional Information: Forged Iron 'shovel' currency is found throughout the northeastern region of Nigeria.  Forged out of iron by native smiths these currencies were based upon actual shovel types and could be reforged into other functional objects such as hoes as needed.