Copper Anklet Currency
Mbole Tribe, D.R. Congo
Copper
Early 20th century

Diameter: 12"
Inventory # 10596

This spherical copper ring, flattened and open on one side, was worn as an anklet and used as currency in commercial transactions between tribes of the central D.R. Congo. They were important elements in marriage transactions, and were necessary payments for inclusion in secret societies. 

$650.00