AFO HOE CURRENCY ARCHIVES, Nigeria

The Afo currency forms below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

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  AFO 9
23.5" high
SOLD

 AFO 13
19.5" high
SOLD

 AFO 3
23.5" high
SOLD

 

AFO 15
22.75" high
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

AFO, Hoe Currency Archives, 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.

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