Mbrammuo

Description
Asante merchants used these copper alloy weights as a standard for weighing gold when trading. While the weights of these objects were standardised, their shape varied, and could be simple or complex. This weight, made before 1900, was cast in the form of a person carrying an object on their head.
Accession Loan No.
68/1994/32
Collection Class
Currency
Common Name
mbrammuo
Simple Name
weight
Full Name
gold dust weight
Cultural Group
Asante Akan
Production Year Low
1400
Production Year High
1900
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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