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One of eighteen Oriental and African coins:: CM.6386-2007

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One of eighteen Oriental and African coins:




Africa, Katanga, S. E. Congo, copper ‘Katanga cross’, 19th century, 973g, 240 x 240mm. From Early World Coins List 44, no. 172. Moulds for casting such pieces have been found in excavations as early as the 13th century.


History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2007-06-04) by Early World Coins

Components of the work

Object Weight 973 g

Materials used in production

Copper alloy

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.6386-2007
Primary reference Number: 250700
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Created: Monday 21 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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