Mbrammuo

The Asante used small weights such as this to measure out specific amounts of gold for centuries. The weights were often decorated with geometric patterns, and were made in Ghana from the 1400s. Their production and use were then banned by the colonial administration in the late 1800s.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
68/1994/72
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