AFO HOE CURRENCY, Northern Nigeria

The currency forms below have been vetted as authentic.


 

AFO 14
22.5" high
$550

The Afo currency forms below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

 AFO 1
21.5" high
SOLD

 AFO 2
19.5" high
SOLD 

AFO 4
19" high
SOLD

  AFO 5
22.5" high
SOLD

 AFO 6
21" high
SOLD

 AFO 7
20.5" high
SOLD

 AFO 8
20.5" high
SOLD

 AFO 10
21" high
SOLD


AFO 11
24" high
SOLD

 AFO 12
23.5" high
SOLD

 

AFO 14
22.5" high
$550


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

AFO, HOE CURRENCY, Iron, Northern Nigeria

These massive (5.5 -10 lbs.) iron forms were used by the Afo people of Northern Nigeria. They are the largest of the hoe-shaped currencies and were not used as tools. The irregularities and damage are probably the result of the casting, low quality iron or the corrosion and rust of long storage. They might have been modeled after European heraldic shields.

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