Mbrammuo

Description
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 Akan as a currency, for trading and for creating personal ornaments.
Accession Loan No.
68/1994/130
Collection Class
Currency
Common Name
mbrammuo
Simple Name
weight
Full Name
gold dust weight
Cultural Group
Asante Akan
Production County
South Ghana
Production Country
Ghana
Production Area Region
West Africa
Production Continent
Africa
Family Group

Material
copper alloy (cast)
Function Name
currency
Collection Area Region
W
Collection Continent
Africa

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