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Bracelet, Sierra Leone, n.d.

Bracelet, Sierra Leone, n.d.

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Usage conditions apply
Metal bracelets were used as jewelry as well as in exchange in West Africa. They were made from various metals including silver, brass, and copper and produced in a range of sizes and designs. Due to limited information about the origins of the bracelets in the National Numismatic Collection it is not possible to determine if this specific object was used as a medium of exchange, worn as jewelry, or produced as a replica.
Currently not on view
Object Name
alternative currency
Other Terms
Ankle Money?; Africa; Sierra Leone
date made
Associated Name
place used
Sierra Leone
associated place
Sierra Leone
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
gold/brown/brass (overall color)
cast (overall production method/technique)
overall: 10.65 cm; 4 3/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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