Mbrammuo

The Asante used these copper alloy weights, or mbrammuo, as a standard for weighing out gold and gold dust. While the weights of the objects were standardised, their shape could be simple or complex. This weight appears to be meant to resemble a shield.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
68/1994/103
Category
Ethnography
Collection Class
Currency
Collection Area Region
W
Material
copper alloy (cast)
Common Name
mbrammuo
Simple Name
weight
Production County
South Ghana
Production Country
Ghana
Production Year Low
1400
Production Year High
1900

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gold dust weight