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Antique African Niger Baoule Dogon Solid Bronze Manilla Currency Bracelet Bangle Medium Jewellery Jewelry c1900’s

£ 240.00 £ 218.40

  • EUR: € 284.18
  • USD: $ 315.27
  • AUD: $ 460.09
  • CAD: $ 415.42

 Tracked to France

1 in stock

Description

An antique African bracelet made from solid Bronze. These manilla, named after the Portuguese or Spanish word for bangle were a form of currency in regions throughout Africa where metal had value in society. Wikipedia have an informative page on Manilla.

At time of listing we were listing a number of these. You can find others we have listed at the link below.

Makers mark / hallmarks: none
Sourced: in Normandy, France
Origin: African
Age: circa 1900’s
Known background: none, came to us as part of an extensive collection of historical African pieces
Materials: bronze
Size roughly: 4.8 x 3.4 x 0.8 inches – 10 x 9.5 x 2.25 cm
Weight roughly: 775 g
Condition: in antique condition with signs of previous use, patina and tarnish, dings and scrapes, very solid piece

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