AFO HOE CURRENCY, Nigeria

 AFO 1
21.5" high
$500

 AFO 2
19.5" high
$500
  

AFO 4
19" high
$450
 

  AFO 5
22.5" high
$500

 AFO 6
21" high
$450

 AFO 7
20.5" high
$500

 AFO 8
20.5" high
$500

 AFO 10
21" high
$500


AFO 11
24" high
$550

 AFO 12
23.5" high
$550

 

AFO 14
22.5" high
$550

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

AFO, Hoe Currency, Iron, Northern Nigeria

These currency forms have been vetted as authentic.

These massive ( 5.5 -10 lbs.) iron forms were used by the Afo people of Northern Nigeria. They are the largest of the hoe-shaped currencies and were not used as tools. The irregularities and damage are probably the result of the casting, low quality iron or the corrosion and rust of long storage. They might have been modelled after European heraldic shields.

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