YORUBA MONEYBELT CURRENCY 1-5, Nigeria

These moneybelts have been vetted as authentic.


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

From left to right:

YORUBA
, MONEY BELT CURRENCY 1, 39" long (27.5" of rings), 80 rings, $250 Nigeria

YORUBA, MONEY BELT CURRENCY 2, 43" long (26.5" of rings), 88 rings, $250 Nigeria

YORUBA, MONEY BELT CURRENCY 3, 40" long (26" of rings), 82 rings, $250 Nigeria

YORUBA, MONEY BELT CURRENCY 4, 52" long (30" of rings), 75 rings, $250 Nigeria

YORUBA, MONEY BELT CURRENCY 5, 45" long (33" of rings), 80 rings, $250 Nigeria

These brass rings were tied together with a leather snake-like spine and worn as a belt. This form was recognized and used as currency and could be broken up for smaller transactions.

 

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