The 15 pieces of hoe currency used have all been vetted as authentic.
"HOE GARDEN" Installation of Nigerian hoe currency in Ka-Ching exhibition, 2015
Photographs © Hamill Gallery
"HOE GARDEN" by Tim Hamill
41.5" high x 24" wide x 24" deep
The painted plywood cube was drilled and the hoes were forced in until stable. With care they could be removed and reinserted.
The Forms like these iron "tools" were recognized and used as currency by several peoples of what is now Nigeria. The two distinct forms both have a tang for attachment of a wooden handle, but none of these show signs that they were ever turned into tools.
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