Antique African Niger Baoule Dogon Solid Iron Manilla Currency Bracelet Bangle Large Jewellery Jewelry c1900’s

£ 59.00 £ 53.69

  • EUR: € 69.33
  • USD: $ 77.01
  • AUD: $ 111.77
  • CAD: $ 100.51

 Tracked to France

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An antique African bracelet made from iron. 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: iron
Size roughly: 4.4 x 3.4 x 0.9 inches – 11 x 8.5 x 2.25 cm
Weight roughly: 145 g
Condition: in antique condition with signs of previous use, patina and tarnish, dings and scrapes, bent out of shape but very solid piece


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