Antique African Iron Currency

Price Upon Request

About

Africian currency, price at $950 each, 1 available Used in bride price exchange/purchase of canoes

Turn of the century

Africa, Zaire

Details

  • Period
    Early 20th Century
  • Condition
    Weathered patinated surface, on custom painted iron stand.
    Dimensions
    28 in. H
    71 cm H
  • Dealer Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    08052379042403
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Located in San Francisco, CA

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