Ashanti weight

Maker
Unknown Maker
Description
A flat piece of metal in the shape of a diamond is connected to a metal ring. The remaining three points have a small notch at each end. A linear pattern is etched on the edges around the diamond, while a cross decorates the centre on both sides.

Used by the Ashanti tribe to weigh gold dust. The weights usually have proverbial expressions connected with them.
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Media/Materials
Brass.
Measurements
58 x 38 x 5mm - HxWxD [verified]
Production place
Collection
Department collection type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1972/118/64

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