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This is a carefully shaped stone object with a large hole drilled through its centre. We do not know for certain what it was used for but with rope tied...

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Mbrammuo

Goldweights were cast from copper alloy for use on scales to measure gold dust. Figurative goldweights tend to be associated with local proverbs or daily activities. This figure represents the...

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Mbrammuo

Asante merchants used these copper alloy weights, or mbrammuo, as a standard in weighing gold dust when trading. While the weights of the objects were standardised, their shape could...

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Mbrammuo

Merchants used these weights as a standard for weighing gold. The weights were made using the ‘lost wax technique’. While the weight of the objects were standardised, their shape varied....

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Mbrammuo

This cast copper alloy weight was used on a balance to measure out a quantity of gold dust, a valuable commodity in Ghana. Gold dust was used by the Asante...

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Mbrammuo

This cast copper alloy weight was used on a balance to measure out a quantity of gold dust, a valuable commodity in Ghana. Gold dust was used by the Asante...

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Mbrammuo

This cast copper alloy weight was used on a balance to measure out a quantity of gold dust, a valuable commodity in Ghana. Gold dust was used by the Asante...

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Mbrammuo

This cast copper alloy weight was used on a balance to measure out a quantity of gold dust, a valuable commodity in Ghana. Gold dust was used by the Asante...

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