Kissy Penny

Kissi (or kisi) penny is a term given to a form of indigenous African currency, used in the interior of Sierra Leone in the 19th century. A Kissi penny consists of a rough strip or rod of iron, about a foot in length, which is t-shaped at one end, and flattened at the other.

Further Information

  • Type: Currency
  • Object: Kissy Penny
  • Materials: Metal
  • Culture Group: Other
  • Dimensions: 492mm x 69mm
  • Production Date: Unknown
  • Associated Places: Sierra Leone (Collected and created)
  • Associated People: Wellcome Historical Medical Museum Collection
  • Museum: World Museum Liverpool Sierra Leone Collection
  • Accession Number: LIVCM.51.20.92

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