West African trade bracelet(C)

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West African trade bracelet(C)

Availability: In stock

  • Order Code: WASTMANILLA
  • Weight/Dimensions: 145 g
  • Obverse: Arc shaped bracelets
5 / $13.00 ea.
25 / $12.00 ea.


A form of money used in West Africa, manillas are associated with the slave trade. As far back as the 15th century, Portuguese maritime traders reported the use of bracelet-shaped bronze that they called manilha, meaning ”hand ring.“ This manilla is thoug