Donate $500, Gift of an Antique Brass Pangolin

$500.00

Donate $500 to Pangolin Conservation and receive this awesome “Thank You” gift of an antique brass pangolin, called a “Mrammuo”.

Only 2 left in stock

Description

Donate $500 to Pangolin Conservation and receive this awesome “Thank You” gift of an antique brass pangolin, called a “Mrammuo”, traditionally used by the Ashanti people of Ghana, West Africa as a counterbalance to measure the weight of gold. The use of these were abandoned after the early 1900’s. The age of this piece is unknown and is about 3.75″ in length.

These are all made to be the same weight, with the ends of their tails ground down to different lengths to make the weights consistent. These MIGHT have been made for the tourist trade in the early 1900’s or used to represent “folk stories” by the gold traders.┬áMost authentic gold weights smooth, but tourist items are l usually larger and not consistently the┬ásame weight. It’s clear the tails were filed down to make the weight consistent, as is done for authentic pieces, so…. Sort of wish they still made them.

Only three of them are available for donations $500+, a one time only deal.

Additional information

Weight 0.001 lbs
Dimensions 6 x 6 x 6 in