Iron Currency

African, Chamba peoples
early to mid-20th century


Object Place: Cameroon, Nigeria, Africa

Dimensions

Image: 0.3 x 2.2 x 36.2 cm (1/8 x 7/8 x 14 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2005.1194

Medium or Technique

Iron

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Numismatics

Provenance

Between 1990 and 2002, acquired by Alan Helms, Boston [see note]; 2005, year-end gift of Alan Helms to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2006)

NOTE: Probably purchased from a gallery in Paris or New York.

Credit Line

Gift of Alan Helms