KAGIN'S MARCH 11-15, 2021 AUCTION

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KAGIN'S 2021 AUCTION
MARCH 11-12, 2021 (MARCH 15 INTERNET ONLY)
TIBURON, CA 94920






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Yapese Women's Money4154 - Yapese Women's Money
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4154 Header: Title: Yapese Women's Money Description: Also on Yap, a pearl shell was pierced and bound to a sennit cord, which was attach
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Coconut Disks, Tanga Island Shell Ring4155 - Coconut Disks, Tanga Island Shell Ring
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4155 Header: Title: Coconut Disks, Tanga Island Shell Ring Description: Strings of black coconut disks, called sek, were used as currency
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Snakeskin Handle4156 - Snakeskin Handle
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4156 Header: Title: Snakeskin Handle Description: A pair of well-used African axes: the first is a money axe from the Songe-Luba Region;
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"Bat Hoe" and Axe4157 - "Bat Hoe" and Axe
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4157 Header: Title: "Bat Hoe" and Axe Description: Another well-circulated piece of axe money from the Songe-Luba Region, this wit...
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Old African Trade Beads4158 - Old African Trade Beads
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4158 Header: Title: Old African Trade Beads Description: Beads were one of the most common forms of African money: examples of full strin
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Hollow Silver Beads4159 - Hollow Silver Beads
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4159 Header: Title: Hollow Silver Beads Description: A group of 17 hollow silver beads and pendants, richly ornamented, believed to be ma
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More Hollow Silver Beads4160 - More Hollow Silver Beads
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4160 Header: Title: More Hollow Silver Beads Description: A further group of 21 hollow silver beads and pendants, highly decorated. Low E
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Impressive Silver Necklace4161 - Impressive Silver Necklace
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4161 Header: Title: Impressive Silver Necklace Description: An entire necklace of hollow silver beads and pendants, with inverted teardro
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Rare Original Bodom Bead4162 - Rare Original Bodom Bead
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4162 Header: Title: Rare Original Bodom Bead Description: A fine example of rare original bodom bead, as used in Ghana as early as the 16
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Seven-Layer Chevron Bead4163 - Seven-Layer Chevron Bead
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4163 Header: Title: Seven-Layer Chevron Bead Description: A rare 16th century seven-layer chevron bead as used in the African trade, plus
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Chevron Bead Necklaces4164 - Chevron Bead Necklaces
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4164 Header: Title: Chevron Bead Necklaces Description: A necklace of 19 old original cylindrical chevron beads and a second necklace of
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Rare Kiffa Beads4165 - Rare Kiffa Beads
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4165 Header: Title: Rare Kiffa Beads Description: Kiffa beads were made centuries ago in Mauritania from polychrome powder glass in brigh
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Kiffa Bead Collection4166 - Kiffa Bead Collection
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4166 Header: Title: Kiffa Bead Collection Description: A collection of 36 colorful kiffa beads of various designs, up to 1" long. These b
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Another Kiffa Bead Collection4167 - Another Kiffa Bead Collection
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4167 Header: Title: Another Kiffa Bead Collection Description: Another collection, of 34 bright kiffa beads, various designs, up to 1" lo
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Millefiori Bead Collection4169 - Millefiori Bead Collection
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4169 Header: Title: Millefiori Bead Collection Description: A collection of over 200 millefiori and other beads used in the African trade
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Antique Amber and Brass Necklace4170 - Antique Amber and Brass Necklace
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4170 Header: Title: Antique Amber and Brass Necklace Description: An antique necklace of brass beads and spacers, with seven large red ca
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Striking Ethiopian Necklace4171 - Striking Ethiopian Necklace
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4171 Header: Title: Striking Ethiopian Necklace Description: A striking and wearable modern necklace from Ethiopia, thought to be made by
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Antique Berber Belt, Ex Schulman4172 - Antique Berber Belt, Ex Schulman
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4172 Header: Title: Antique Berber Belt, Ex Schulman Description: Algeria, an antique Berber belt made of thick leather and studded with
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Bongoombwa Ring4173 - Bongoombwa Ring
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4173 Header: Title: Bongoombwa Ring Description: In the Kinshasa region of the Congo, large heavy brass rings called bongoombwa were used
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Throwing Knife Money4174 - Throwing Knife Money
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4174 Header: Title: Throwing Knife Money Description: One of the oddest of all primitive currencies is African throwing knife money. This
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Two Cowry-Covered Items4175 - Two Cowry-Covered Items
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4175 Header: Title: Two Cowry-Covered Items Description: This lot consists of two objects covered with money cowry shells, a belt (with a
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Bronze Collar, Huge Katanga Cross4176 - Bronze Collar, Huge Katanga Cross
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4176 Header: Title: Bronze Collar, Huge Katanga Cross Description: The Bateke people, who lived near Leopoldville, made crenellated ("mac
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Copper Crosses, Medieval to Modern4177 - Copper Crosses, Medieval to Modern
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4177 Header: Title: Copper Crosses, Medieval to Modern Description: The earliest Katanga copper ingots were H-shaped. This lot has six me
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Silver Ethiopian Crosses4178 - Silver Ethiopian Crosses
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4178 Header: Title: Silver Ethiopian Crosses Description: Christian Ethiopia made many crosses of silver; 7 are presented in this lot, pl
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Cut Maria Theresa Thalers4179 - Cut Maria Theresa Thalers
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4179 Header: Title: Cut Maria Theresa Thalers Description: A similar collection of 8 Ethiopian silver crosses, together with a round fini
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Heavy "Wife-Buying" Ingot4180 - Heavy "Wife-Buying" Ingot
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4180 Header: Title: Heavy "Wife-Buying" Ingot Description: The Bizon Tribe of East Cameroons made "wife-buying money" in...
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Huge "Wife-Buying Money"4181 - Huge "Wife-Buying Money"
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4181 Header: Title: Huge "Wife-Buying Money" Description: Per Stuart Mosher, p. 51, "Another curious iron coin used for the s...
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Giraffe Tails4182 - Giraffe Tails
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4182 Header: Title: Giraffe Tails Description: "Among all the tribes in East Africa," Stuart Mosher wrote in 1936, "the tails...
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Hippopotamus Teeth4183 - Hippopotamus Teeth
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4183 Header: Title: Hippopotamus Teeth Description: Hippopotamus teeth "were used in trade for iron, tobacco rolls, cotton cloth and clot
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Iron Currency Hoes4184 - Iron Currency Hoes
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4184 Header: Title: Iron Currency Hoes Description: Iron hoes of various shapes were used for money by many tribes. In this lot are two s
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Marriage Hoe4185 - Marriage Hoe
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4185 Header: Title: Marriage Hoe Description: From East Africa come so-called "marriage hoes;" early in the 20th century, the Madi...
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Hut Tax Tokens4186 - Hut Tax Tokens
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4186 Header: Title: Hut Tax Tokens Description: Two hut tax tokens issued by the British South Africa Company, 1909-10 (round) and 1914-1
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Execution Knife4187 - Execution Knife
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4187 Header: Title: Execution Knife Description: Two impressive examples of knife money: (1) a bangala execution knife of the Ngala Tribe
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Exotic Tribal Knives4188 - Exotic Tribal Knives
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4188 Header: Title: Exotic Tribal Knives Description: Two African knives: (1) A decorated knife with broad, straight blade, handle wrappe
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Bird's Head Throwing Knife4189 - Bird's Head Throwing Knife
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4189 Header: Title: Bird's Head Throwing Knife Description: A wicked-looking "bird's-head" knife, made by the Kota and Fan...
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Execution Knife, Fur Handle Knife4190 - Execution Knife, Fur Handle Knife
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4190 Header: Title: Execution Knife, Fur Handle Knife Description: Two dangerous African knives: (1) a huge Ndjembo Tribe execution knife
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Knife to Drop From Tree?4191 - Knife to Drop From Tree?
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4191 Header: Title: Knife to Drop From Tree? Description: The Mbole Tribe favored double-forged iron blades with a heavy, forged iron pri
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Konda and Zulu Knives4192 - Konda and Zulu Knives
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4192 Header: Title: Konda and Zulu Knives Description: Two further examples of exotic African knife money comprise this lot: (1) A double
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Famous Zappozap!4193 - Famous Zappozap!
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4193 Header: Title: Famous Zappozap! Description: Central Zaire, Lulua Tribe and Nsapo People, Zappozap (kasuyu), named after the notorio
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Legband Money and Mold to Make It4194 - Legband Money and Mold to Make It
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4194 Header: Title: Legband Money and Mold to Make It Description: The Ekonda Tribe of Zaire used bronze legbands decorated with three ri
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Mbole Anklets4195 - Mbole Anklets
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4195 Header: Title: Mbole Anklets Description: Zaire, Mbole Tribe, huge globular women s Anklet 11" across, small crack; cf. Opi
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Rod, Throwing Knife Money4196 - Rod, Throwing Knife Money
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4196 Header: Title: Rod, Throwing Knife Money Description: Two unusual currencies: (1) a kongo, a long, stretched-out spiral hexagonal co
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Start Price : 300.00
 
 
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Very Rare Cattle-Buying Money4197 - Very Rare Cattle-Buying Money
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4197 Header: Title: Very Rare Cattle-Buying Money Description: In Pallaboroa, Haenertsburg District, Zoutpansberg, Northern Transvaal, ma
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Huge Bongo Tribe Iron Money4198 - Huge Bongo Tribe Iron Money
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4198 Header: Title: Huge Bongo Tribe Iron Money Description: An enormous heart-shaped sheet iron piece with two projections, called a log
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Manjang (Zong) Bride Price Money4199 - Manjang (Zong) Bride Price Money
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4199 Header: Title: Manjang (Zong) Bride Price Money Description: At the beginning of the 20th century, traders of the N'Goko Sangha Comp
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Rare Coiled Manilla4200 - Rare Coiled Manilla
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4200 Header: Title: Rare Coiled Manilla Description: A rare excavated example of a coiled manilla, 12" long and weighing 11 lb.; very old
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Twisted Manilla, "Prince" Manilla4201 - Twisted Manilla, "Prince" Manilla
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4201 Header: Title: Twisted Manilla, "Prince" Manilla Description: Two manillas of rare pattern: (1) a native-made, copper, twiste...
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"King" Manilla, Ex Gibbs4202 - "King" Manilla, Ex Gibbs
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4202 Header: Title: "King" Manilla, Ex Gibbs Description: Giant brass "King" Manilla, 10-7/8" across, ex Gibbs, nea...
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Collection of Manilla Patterns4203 - Collection of Manilla Patterns
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4203 Header: Title: Collection of Manilla Patterns Description: A collection of 12 manillas of various patterns and sizes, including a ve
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Mounted Manilla Collection4204 - Mounted Manilla Collection
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4204 Header: Title: Mounted Manilla Collection Description: A second collection of manillas, of 14 mounted varieties, many identified wit
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