Topoke spear currency, Congo

Price: SOLD
Period: circa 1800\'s
Condition: Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use. Some oxidation on the surface.
Height: 4 ft. 11 in.
Width: 9 in.
Count: 2
Materials: Hand-hammered metal

A pair of nicely-preserved Topoke Spears comes from the Congo. These metal spears were used as an economic currency to buy, sell, and trade as metal was precious and coveted. They were also used at wedding ceremonies and to "purchase" brides. Wooden base, custom-fit, included.