Iron Currency ("Kissi Penny")

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Title

Iron Currency ("Kissi Penny")

Description

Kissi pennies, as the Kissi and Loma people of Sierra Leone and Liberia know them, are twisted bars of iron used as currency in West African markets from the last 19th century through the early 20th century. Kissi pennies were said to have been worth one farthing, which was equal to ΒΌ of an old penny, former monetary units of the United Kingdom.

Source

Fleming Museum collection

Publisher

Late 1800's to early 1900's

Contributor

Curated by Grayson Savoie

Format

Iron

Identifier

1898.1.213

Coverage

Sierra Leone/Liberia

Files

2003.4.177.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Iron Currency ("Kissi Penny"),” Omeka@CTL, accessed June 4, 2020, http://ctl.w3.uvm.edu/omeka/items/show/570.

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