The Asante used small weights such as this to measure out specific amounts of gold for centuries. The weights were often decorated with geometric patterns, and were made in Ghana from the 1400s. Their production and use were then banned by the colonial administration in the late 1800s.
|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|