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MANGBETU, Knife Currency 18, 13.5" h, $200, Dem. Rep. Congo
These iron "weapons" were called "trombash" and were recognized and used as currency for rare but major transactions. Items are numbered left to right. Nos. 7, 8 & 9 have cracked or broken handles.
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