Bracelet, Cameroon, n.d.

Bracelet, Cameroon, n.d.

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Bracelet
alternative currency
Other Terms
Bracelet; Africa; French Camerouns
date made
n.d.
place used
Cameroon
associated place
Cameroon
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 57.8 mm; 2 9/32 in
ID Number
NU.77.38.015
catalog number
77.38.015
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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