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Ashanti gold weight in the shape of a flattened ball

flat top and bottom, widest at its middle. CULT Ashanti probably C19th or C20th Gold Coast Ghana The weights were used to measure out specific quantities of gold and gold dust, the local currency, which was mined and panned in great quantities within the kingdom.
The weights were usually made using the 'lost wax method', in which the goldsmith made a beeswax model of the weight and covered it wi…