Mbrammuo

Description
The Asante used small weights such as this to measure out specific amounts of gold for centuries. The weights were often decorated with geometric patterns, and were made in Ghana from the 1400s. Their production and use were then banned by the colonial administration in the late 1800s.
Accession Loan No.
68/1994/74
Simple Name
weight
Full Name
gold dust weight
Common Name
mbrammuo
Production Country
Ghana
Material
copper alloy (cast)
Collection Class
Currency
Collection Contintent
Africa
Collection Area Region
W
Production County
South Ghana
Production Area Region
West Africa
Production Continent
Africa
Production Year Low
1400
Production Year High
1900
Cultural Group
Asante Akan
Function Name
currency
Created At
2016-10-13 15:46:09
Updated At
2016-10-13 15:46:09

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