By Catherine Eagleton, Harcourt Fuller
That includes 12 papers from the 'Money in Africa' convention held on the British Museum, this quantity brings jointly an interdisciplinary staff of students to think about the position that cash and exchange performs in our figuring out of African historical past. starting from the tenth century advert to the current day, the chapters disguise the pre-colonial and colonial currencies of Africa, together with copper, cowry shells, beads, manillas and gin; and cash, counterfeiting, banking and the symbolism of cash in sleek Africa.
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27 But merchants themselves saw the disastrous effect of such practices on their collective reputation and responded to official calls for a prompt and satisfactory solution. After consultation with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce, the Southern Nigeria government passed a comprehensive law listing the size and weight of bottles, small, medium and large demijohns, jars, tins, wooden casks, puncheons, pipes and barrels, and the volume of liquor they were to contain. 28 Liquor could only be imported into Nigeria under trade marks, a colonial commercial invention requiring traders to register the brands of alcoholic beverages on the market.
20 Sissons. 21 Burton 1859, 422–423. 18 rupees. 22 See White Fathers Archive, Rome C 11 Caravanes and C 20 Provicariat de l’Unyanyembe 23 Polanyi in Dalton 1971. 24 Curtin 1975, 235. 25 Lovejoy 1974, 564. M. M. Stanley in Bennett 1970, 5–6, says: ‘…and [I] entrusted to them my bales of cloth, bags of beads and coils of wire, which you must recollect are as gold, silver and copper money in Africa’. 27 Guillet 1881. 28 Sissons 1984, 47. 29 Burdo 1891, vol. I, 170; Schynse, 1891, 29, called satini ‘bad cloth’.
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