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Arms & Armour, Pre-Columbian, Asian and Ethno

Large Afo or Angas Iron Hoe Currency, Nigeria

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Start price: $400

Estimated price: $1,000 - $1,500

Buyer's premium: 25%

Sales Tax: On the lot's price and buyer's premium

Massive iron currency used primarily for dowries for the father of the bride-to-be the coins had a ceremonial functionality during the celebration as well. Based on actual shovel types, and could be forged into more functional tools as needed. Size 36 1/2" H

Condition: As-is condition with inimitable patina throughout.