Asante merchants used these copper alloy weights as a standard for weighing gold when trading. While the weights of these objects were standardised, their shape varied, and could be simple or complex.

Object Summary

Museum Number 68/1994/42
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