19thC Lobi Tribal Currency of Entwined Snakes


Late 19thC

  • £650.00
  • €708 Euro
  • $796 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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19thC Lobi Tribal Currency of Entwined Snakes

This is a large West African iron currency item in the form of two entwined snakes, a very rare form of this type of currency. It is from the Lobi people that were in what is now Ghana although they were dispersed through Burkina Faso & Ivory Coast. It is in good yet oxidized condition and although was originally an item of currency and wealth it is a great and decorative item of tribal art & design.
This item is from the extensive collection of Seward Kennedy that went up for auction in 2016 / 2017 after his passing.
H 8.27 in. x Dm 7.09 in.
H 21 cm x Dm 18 cm


Late 19thC

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It is run by husband and wife duo Lawrence & Katja. Lawrence has grown up in the antiques trade with over 25 years of experience operating in both hemispheres of the globe. Katja is relatively new to the industry and brings an interesting and fresh eye to choosing stock. They do not buy anything that they themselves would not be happy to have in their own home.

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