Bronze spoon for Ashanti gold-takers scale

Made:
1400-1499 in West Africa

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Group shot of from left to right 1927-905/5 one of three small bronze spoons for Ashanti gold-takers scales (15th
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Group shot of from back to front 1927-905/5 one of three small bronze spoons for Ashanti gold-takers scales (15th
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

One of three small bronze spoons for Ashanti gold-takers scales (15th century) used in buying and selling gold-dust.

Details

Category:
Weighing & Measuring
Object Number:
1927-905/6
Materials:
bronze and complete
type:
scoop (gold)
credit:
Stevens's Auction Rooms Ltd.

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