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Silver coin

Spanish silver real of Charles III struck in 1774....


This cast copper alloy weight was used on a balance to measure out a quantity of gold dust, a valuable commodity in Ghana. Gold dust was used by the Asante...


A weight for weighing gold dust. Last used in the late 19th century....


Merchants used these copper alloy weights, or mbrammuo, as a standard for weighing gold dust when trading. While the weights of the objects were standardised, their shape could be simple...

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