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.
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.
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.