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Weight for gold dust

Weight used for measuring gold dust


Weight in the shape of a game called oware, or mancala. A popular game in Africa, which may have originated in Egypt. It is a game of strategy for two players, requiring quick thinking and good mental arithmetic. Such weights were used for measuring gold dust, by the Asante people of Ghana, West Africa.

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Object ID:1998/130/128

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