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Tag: Premonetary Means of Payment

The West African Manilla Currency

Rolf Denk’s book is an important contribution to the research on the trade and use of manillas. Manillas were used as a form of currency in trade with West Africa, including in the slave trade. Ursula Kampmann takes a look at the work.

Barter in West Africa

The Monnaie de Paris dedicates a special exhibition to barter in West Africa. One focus is on the Ashanti people, who used gold dust to carry out transactions until the 20th century.

Kagin’s Auctions, USA-Atlanta, Georgia

One part of the Kagin’s ANA National Money Show Auction is the Ken Hallenbeck Collection of traditional Money that features among other rarities a selection of the stone money of Yap and Feather Money from the Santa Cruz Islands.

British Museum shows objects from Solomon Islands

A new display at the British Museum focuses on how colonial objects from Solomon Islands came to be in the Museum’s collection in London. Among these objects visitors will find some pre-monetary forms of money like local shell-money beads.
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