African Ship Anchor Collar Currency #12

$ 850.00

#152016

Congolese collar (2) formed from a link in the anchor chain of an early trade ship, likely coming from Portuguese traders who plied the West Coast of Africa. The metal is bronze, perhaps used for its resistance to its greater resistance to salt water corrosion. Engraved design on edges. Only the most prestigious, high ranking royalty and warriors would have owned or worn such a piece. Used as a display of wealth. Circa 18th century or before. Very rare. 

Weight: 4.45 kg / 9 lbs 12 oz
Diameter: 23.5 cm / 9 ¼ in
Depth: 4 cm / 1 ½ in

 

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