PRIMITIVE “CLOCHE” BELL SHAPED MONEY ( CONGO – AFRICA )

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CLOCHE (BELL SHAPED) MONEY of CONGO Before the introduction in Africa, of paper money and coins, in the 19th century, trade-currency was produced in several metallic forms. A bell shape was a popular attention getter and used by the Turumbatribe, although without the gonger inside.This example is probably from before World War I and is rusty with jagged edges. Measures approximately 8 inches long