NIGERIAN HOE CURRENCY, Nigeria

The hoe currency below have all been vetted as authentic.




NIGERIA
Hoes 30-33
16-19" long
$150 each

 
NIGERIA
Hoes 34-37
15-16.5" long
$150 each

 

NIGERIA
Hoes 38-41
14.25-16.5" long
$150 each

NIGERIA
Hoes 60-63
14.5-15.75" long
$100 each

NIGERIA
Hoes 64-67
14.25-15.25" long
$100 each

NIGERIA
Hoes 68-71
15-16.5" long
$100 each



Installation of Nigerian hoe currency in Ka-Ching exhibition, 2015


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

NIGERIAN, HOE CURRENCY, Nigeria

Forms like these iron "tools" were recognized and used as currency by several peoples of what is now Nigeria. The two distinct forms both have a tang for attachment of a wooden handle, but none of these show signs that they were ever turned into tools.

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