From late 13th and early 14th century, the Akan people of southwestern Ghana and southeastern Ivory Coast developed a weighting system to measure gold dust, which was the form of currency. Beyond their transactional use, the importance of goldweights lies in their ability to communicate the multifaceted cultural practices and worldview of the Akan people, but also the underlining systems and structures they created.
Today, Akan goldweights are prolific in museum collections, including at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Join Benjamina Efua Dadzie to explore the significance of goldweights and one of the donors and collectors associated with Cambridge.
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