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Ashanti gold weight in the shape of a pyramid

CULT Ashanti probably C18th or C19th Ghana West Africa This brass weight is in the shape of a seven-tiered pyramid. The pyramid was a popular form for early Ashanti weights and is thought to be derived from North African Islamic culture.
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 kin…