AFRICA: NIGERIA: AE coil manilla (3807g), VF to EF

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Ethnographic - African Start Price:150.00 USD Estimated At:300.00 - 400.00 USD
AFRICA: NIGERIA: AE coil manilla (3807g), VF to EF
180.00USD+ (36.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2023 Jun 12 @ 10:20UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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AFRICA: NIGERIA: AE coil manilla (3807g), Opitz p.214, ca. 28 x 11cm, known as mondua in Yoruba, made from a long rounded copper wire (ca. 3.6m-long, 1cm thick) with bulbous and flattened ends coiled around 12 times, used in trade in Nigeria and various parts of West Africa until the mid-20th century, an impressive and well-made example! VF to EF, ex Charles Opitz Collection.