Bambara Coin

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Title

Bambara Coin

Original Format

cowerie money

Physical Dimensions

2.89 grammes

Description

Cowrie moneta, with hole in back.

Production Place

Bambara

Authority

Kingdom of Bambara

Date

1796 (collected in Bambara)

Museum Number

SSB, 155.4

Source

British Museum, Department of Coins and Medals

Acquisition name

Donated by: Dorothea, Lady Banks
Previous owner: Sarah Sophia Banks

Acquisition Date

1818

Rights

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Trustees of the British Museum

Citation

“Bambara Coin,” Exploring The Collections of Sarah Sophia Banks, accessed August 13, 2020, http://www.sarahsophiabanks.com/items/show/9.

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