Manilla

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Created by
Unidentified
Medium
metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3 × 3 1/4 × 1 in. (7.6 × 8.3 × 2.5 cm)
Type
manillas
Place used
West Africa, Africa
Date
18th century
Description
Manilla, a form of currency that circulated in West Africa, in a semi-circular horseshoe shape, with slight flairs at ends.
Topic
African American
Africa
Finance
Trans Atlantic slave trade
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Oprah Winfrey
Object number
2014.312.40
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Coins and Currency
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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