AFRICAN CURRENCIES

The currencies below have been vetted as authentic.


KING
Manillas

QUEEN
Manillas

CONGO
Crescent Currency


BAFIA
Currency

MUMUYE
"Tajere" Display

FULANI
Coin Belts


BORNU
Bracelets

YORUBA
Rattle Anklets

BIU
Bracelet Currency

YORUBA
MoneyBelt 11


MUMUYE
Bar Currency 10

UGANDA
Hoe Currency

 

 YORUBA
Currency Objects

 

KUBA
Bracelet 1


KWELE
Currency
Catalog

 

MFUNTE
Currency
Catalog

 

BUJI
Currency
Catalog

NIGERIA
Hoe
Currency

BANGALA
Currency
Catalog

 

IDOMA
Currency
Catalog

MAMBILA
"Bat"
Currency
 

MAMBILA
Currency
Catalog

ASANTE
Goldweights

MUMUYE
Currency

AFO
Currency


 TUAREG
Bracelet
Currency

YORUBA
Money Tree
Currency

IGBO
Coiled
Currency

EKONDA
Anklet
Currency

TOMA
Currency

NO. NIGERIAN
Currency

NO. NIGERIAN
Dubil Currency

  

BABUNDA
Raffia Currency

KATANGA
Cross 42


MBOLE
Anklet Currency

 

KISSI
Currency Bundles

YORUBA
Bar Currency



PURR-PURR
Currency

MANILLA
Currency

Nigerian
Hoe Currency


KUSU
"Boloko" Currency

NGOMBE
Bar Currency



NKUTSU
Spearpoint Currency


MBUM
Currency 1

HAUSA
Currency

HAUSA
Hoe Currency

  TOPOKE
"Liganda" Currency

FULANI
Post Currency

TUAREG
Hoe Currency


The currency below has not been vetted or has been judged as having been made to be sold.

 

MUMUYE
Currency 4



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


YORUBA
Money Belts
ALL SOLD

SONGO
Dowel Currency
ALL SOLD

KISSI
Penny Display
SOLD

SENUFO
Anklet Currency
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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