AFRICAN CURRENCIES


The currencies below have been vetted as authentic.

KING
Manillas

QUEEN
Manillas

CONGO
Crescent Currency

 

KIRDI
Scythe Currency


BAFIA
Currency

NGOMBE
Swords

MUMUYE
"Tajere" Display

BAMILEKE
Gongs


JONGA
Gongs

CHAMBA
Gongs

FULANI
Coin Belts

YORUBA
MoneyBelt 11


KAPSIKE
Wands

POTO
Knives

BORNU
Bracelets

YORUBA
Rattle Anklets



MATAKAM
Currency



BIU
Bracelet Currency

KUBA
Bracelet 1

ASANTE
Goldweights


MUMUYE
Bar Currency 10

UGANDA
Hoe Currency

SONGO
Dowel Currency

SENUFO
Anklet Currency


KWELE
Currency
Catalog

 

MFUNTE
Currency
Catalog

 

BUJI
Currency
Catalog

NIGERIA
Hoe
Currency

BANGALA
Currency
Catalog

 

IDOMA
Currency
Catalog

MAMBILA
"Bat"
Currency
 

MAMBILA
Currency
Catalog

CHAMBA
Gong Set
Currency 

MANGBETU
Knife
Currency

SENGESE
Knife
Currency
 

MUMUYE
"Tajere"
Currency

 TUAREG
Bracelet
Currency

KISSI
Penny Display
Catalog

IGBO
Coiled
Currency

EKONDA
Anklet
Currency

 

YORUBA
Bar Currency

AFO
Currency

  

KIRDI
Currency

MATAKAM
Sickle

YORUBA
Money Belts

 

 YORUBA
Currency Objects

LOBALA
Swords

 

YORUBA
Money Trees


TOMA
Currency

NO. NIGERIAN
Currency

NO. NIGERIAN
Dubil Currency

  

BABUNDA
Raffia Currency

KATANGA
Cross 42

KUBA
"Ikula" Knives

 

KISSI
Currency Bundles

NKUTSU
Knife Currency

HAUSA
Currency

MANILLA
Currency

Nigerian
Hoe Currency

YORUBA
Gong Currency




PURR-PURR
Currency

KUSU
"Boloko" Currency

NGOMBE
Bar Currency



NKUTSU
Spearpoint Currency




KUBA
Knife 57


HAUSA
Hoe Currency

  TOPOKE
"Liganda" Currency

FULANI
Post Currency

TUAREG
Hoe Currency


The currencies below have not been vetted or have been judged as having been made to be sold.

KOTA
Currency

KUBA
Knife Currency

GAN
Snake Currency
 

 

KIRDI
Currency 4



LOBALA
Sword 101

BAMILEKE
Gongs

LOBI
Snake Currency 2

BENIN
Currency



VARIOUS
Throwing Knives



The currencies below have all been sold and are left here for educational and research purposes.


 

KATANGA
Crosses
ALL SOLD

KUBA Bar
Currency
ALL SOLD

 CHAMBA
Currency
ALL SOLD



GURUNSI
Currency
ALL SOLD



Photographs © Hamill Gallery

These catalogs represent examples of many types of 19th-20th Century metal currencies, including weapons, tools, musical instruments and jewelry used for barter and "non-functional" versions created to resemble these forms. For a broad examination of these objects, we recommend An Ethnographic Study of Traditional Money, by Charles Opitz.

Currency objects from Hamill Gallery exhibited with Ellsworth Kelly prints at Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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