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Africa: CM.504-2009

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Africa, Katanga, small copper cross, 18th cent.? (E. Herbert, Red Gold of Africa (2003), p. 188, type B), cast. 11 x 10 mm, 1.17g. Such crosses have been recorded from graves at Sanga, N. of Katanga copper mines, of 15th-18th cent., the smaller pieces being generally later. From EWC List 47, no. 116.


History note: Under Review

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Method of acquisition: Bought (2009) by Early World Coins

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Accession number: CM.504-2009
Primary reference Number: 246826
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Created: Monday 7 September 2020 Updated: Thursday 7 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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