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Mambila Hoe Head Iron Tool Currency Cameroon African Art

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Title Mambila Hoe Head Iron Tool Currency Cameroon African Art
Type of Object Currency
Country of Origin Cameroon
People Mambila
Materials Iron
Approximate Age Unknown
Height (in) 17
Width (in) 13
Dimensions Height: 17 Inches
Width: 13 Inches
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, stains. Hole as shown.

Additional Information: Forged Iron 'hoe' currency is found throughout the Cameroon, Nigeria and Tanzania. This example is attributed to the Mambila. Forged out of iron by native smiths these currencies were based upon actual hoe types and could be reforged into other functional objects as needed.