Mbrammuo

Merchants used these copper alloy weights as a standard for weighing gold dust when trading. This weight, made before 1900, appears to resemble a shield a symbol which is relates to ideas of war and power.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
68/1994/75
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