Brass wire, Nigeria

Brass wire, Nigeria

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Description
Brass rods or wires, also known as Calabar Bars, were a currency of the transatlantic slave trade and continued to circulate in coastal Nigeria into the early 20th century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Copper, Wire
alternative currency
Other Terms
Copper, Wire; Africa; Nigeria, Northern
date made
n.d.
place used
Nigeria
associated place
Nigeria
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
gold/brown (overall color)
formed by hand (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall:;
ID Number
NU.77.38.030
catalog number
77.38.030
accession number
1977.1211
Credit Line
Benjamin Stack, Harvey G. Stack, and Norman Stack
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West African Currency
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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