on Jan 4, 2017
| Fine Ashanti Antique (circa late 1800s), Cast Bronze Gold weight|
This is a rare, museum quality authentic artifact (circa late 1800s) in a shape a baby hippo
The weight itself is made of bronze or brass, which was obtained through trade in European imports from the late 15th century onwards
They were already in use when the Portuguese arrived in the late 15th century, where observers remarked on the use of gold for personal adornment
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