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Yoruba Currency Forged Iron Hoe Head Nigeria African Art

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Title Yoruba Currency Forged Iron Hoe Head Nigeria African Art
Type of Object currency
Country of Origin Nigeria
People Yoruba, see also Hausa, Nupe, Chamba
Materials Iron
Approximate Age Unknown
Dimensions 10.5 inches H. x 7 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, cacks and chips in edges

Additional Information: Forged Iron 'hoe head 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.