Scottishmoney Posted October 24, 2006 Report Share Posted October 24, 2006 Not really a coin persay, but more like money these were used in the Congo region of Africa from about the 14th century through the very early part of the 20th century. These were apparently cast from bronze in sand molds. Their shapes very a bit, from cruciform or cross, to more of an X shape, and there are even small examples which may have been for small change. In the early 20th century this piece would have purchased about 6 chickens or 20lbs of flour. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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