Merchants used these copper alloy weights as a standard for weighing gold dust when trading. This weight, made before 1900, has an intricate design that was probably influenced by Asante proverb and tradition.

Object Summary

Museum Number 68/1994/17
Simple Name weight
Full Name gold dust weight
Common Name mbrammuo
Production country Ghana
Material copper alloy (cast)
Collection class Currency
Collection continent Africa
Collection area/region W
Production county South Ghana
Production continent Africa
Production year low 1400
Production year high 1900
Cultural group Asante Akan
Function name currency