Topoke Sword Currency
Topoke Sword Currency
Topoke Sword Currency
Topoke Sword Currency
Topoke Sword Currency
Topoke Sword Currency
Topoke Sword Currency
Topoke Sword Currency
Topoke Sword Currency
Topoke Sword Currency
Topoke Sword Currency
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Topoke Sword Currency

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Dealer: Dorian Caffot de Fawes

An iron Topoke sword currency, mounted on a solid oak base. Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), early 20th Century. Such blades were used by various tribal groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a form of currency by the Nkutshu, Topoke & Songo Meno Peoples. They were used to close a variety of important transactions such as land deals or marriage proposals. This primitive sword currency was forged from a single piece of iron. Metal currency pre-dated minted coinage in Africa by many centuries.

These African sword currencies date range from the 1700-1900's.

199 cm high by 39 cm wide by 23.5 cm depth

SKU: D2829