For centuries, merchants used these copper alloy weights as a standard for weighing gold dust when trading. The weights were made using the ‘lost wax technique’ of casting metal. While the weight of the objects were standardised, their shape and decoration varied.
|Full Name||gold dust weight|
|Material||copper alloy (cast)|
|Production county||South Ghana|
|Production year low||1400|
|Production year high||1900|
|Cultural group||Asante Akan|