Sombe, Ivory Coast

Sombe, Ivory Coast

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Description
Sombe (or Sombie) are an iron bar currency from the Ivory Coast. Their market value was approximately a British penny in the early 20th century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
alternative currency
Sombe
Kissi Penny Sombe
date made
n.d.
place used
Côte d'Ivoire
associated place
Côte d'Ivoire
Physical Description
metal, iron (overall material)
wrought, hammered,shaped (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 2.2 cm x 2.12 cm; 7/8 in x 27/32 in
ID Number
NU.77.38.024
catalog number
77.38.024
accession number
1977.1211
Credit Line
Benjamin Stack, Harvey G. Stack, and Norman Stack
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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