EKONDA CURRENCY 17, DRC
Photographs © Tim Hamill
EKONDA CURRENCY 17, Brass, 8.5" long, 4.5 lbs., $350, SOLD
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.
The bases may be purchased for $60 each.
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