MAMBILA CURRENCY, Cameroon

These pieces of currency have been vetted as authentic, from the late 19th - early 20th century.


Mambila 41
12.5" high
$250

Mambila 2
16" high
$250



Mambila 4
10" high
$150

Mambila 50
15" high
$200

 

Mambila 6
11" high
$150

 

Mambila 8
10.5" high
$100

 

Mambila 10
13" high
$150

Mambila 51
15" high
$200

 

Mambila 17
17.5" high
$250

 

Mambila 30
18" high
$250

 

Mambila 35
10" high
$75

 

Mambila 36
16.5" high
$250

Mambila 39
17.5" high
$250 

Mambila 45
9.5" high
$150 


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

MAMBILA, CURRENCY, Cameroon

These iron "tools" were recognized and used as currency.

Additional information on Mambila hoe currencies 17, 36, 50 and 51 with our thanks to:

Dr. Daniel Mato
Professor Emeritus of Art History
The University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

"Asymmetrical flat hoe shape with elongated tang ending in a small loop. This hoe is a commonly recognized form among a number of different people of northern Nigeria into Cameroon and as far as Chad . The hoe also serves as currency for its absolute value as iron and its functional application as a hoe where the tang would be hafted onto a short wooden handle. Known as "Bandaka" in some regions."

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