Ashanti Ghana Hand Beaten Gold Dust Box c.1880
A hard to find African gold dust box from the Ashanti (Asanti) goldfields.An oval lidde box made of hand beaten brass by local gold and silversmiths and used for storing the favoured currency prior to 1936 of gold dust. The lid fits tightly although the seam adjoining the collar has come away from the lid.
Width approximatelt = 4.8cms
Depth approximately = 2.7cms
Height approximately = 2.2cms