EKONDA CURRENCY 22, DRC

Photographs © Tim Hamill

EKONDA
CURRENCY 22
Copper Alloy
8.5" long x 5.5" wide x 5.5" high
weight = 10 lbs. 14 oz.
$450 with stand

This Ekonda form has been vetted as authentic. It has puddling of the copper on the inside and variations in thickness.

Copper alloy forms like these were poured into a mold, then wrapped around a log to form a cylinder. They would be worn with vegetable fiber protecting the leg. They were recognized and used as currency.

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