A bronze Congolese collar
African Ship Anchor Collar Currency #12
Close up of a bronze Congolese collar
African Ship Anchor Collar Currency #12
African Ship Anchor Collar Currency #12
African Ship Anchor Collar Currency #12

African Ship Anchor Collar Currency #12

Regular price
$ 1,000.00
Sale price
$ 600.00

#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. Used as a display of wealth. Circa 18th/19th century.

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