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Asante gold dust balance scales  - Gold Coast (Ghana)
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Asante gold dust balance scales - Gold Coast (Ghana)
Ethnic group
Asante/Akan
Origin
Gold Coast (Ghana)
Provenance
Private collection, Germany
Material
Metal alloy
Size
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Description
Gold dust balance scales made of hammered metal.
Such scales were used by the Akan people in Ghana and other parts of West-Africa. They were used to weigh gold dust which was used for daily transactions before coins and money replaced them.

Height - 21 cm
Diameter of pans, approx. 6 cm
Length of balance arm, approx 10 cm

Price:   120,00 EUR
Catalogue No.:  21-188
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