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‘Ogoja penny’ currency. Cross River, Nigeria. 1908.

Africa | Old currency bracelet/anklet from the Cross River region of Nigeria | Copper alloy | In the early 1900s the colonial powers forbade the use of these old forms of currency, so that they could establish their own currencies within the region | 389€ ~ sold

Mask Date: 19th–20th century Geography: Nigeria, Cross River region

Mask - Nigeria, Benue River Valley Region - Okpoto peoples

Mumuye (and Fulani and Juken) Currency - Forged iron ingot currency from the eastern Nigeria and along the border with western Cameroon. The shape is unique with both ends worked into narrow projections from the diamond shaped ingot center. The ends are often worked into different shapes and may be hammered, twisted into snake or bird-like forms. This well forged currency is attributed to the Fulani and Jukun people of the Benue River region and also used by the Mumuye and a number of…

Male Warrior. Date: 1455–1640. Geography: Nigeria, Lower Niger River region.

Headdress: Janus (Nkuambok). Date: 19th–20th century. Geography: Nigeria, Cross River region. Culture: Boki peoples.