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1967 Ghana 1/2 Pesewa coin pendant necklace jewelry Akan Adowa Bush drums Accra Black Star of Africa Kumasi Gold Coast Tamale Takoradi Atsiaman Asante Ashanti Dagomba Volta Mole-Dagbon Cape Coast Osu Wa Ewe Ga West African n000086

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1967 Ghana 1/2 Pesewa {1-year issue} 28S 

front: Akan Drum {Bush Drums}

The Akan Drum is a drum that was made in West Africa and was later found in the Colony of Virginia in North America. It is now the oldest African-American object in the British Museum and possibly the oldest surviving anywhere. The drum is a reminder of all three continents' involvement in the estimated twelve million people transported across the Atlantic as part of the slave trade. The drum is normally displayed in room 26

back: Black Star of Africa

The Black Star of Africa is a black five-pointed star (★) symbolizing Africa in general and Ghana in particular. The Black Star Line, founded in 1919 by Marcus Garvey as part of the Back-to-Africa movement, modelled its name on that of the White Star Line, changing the colour from white to black to symbolise ownership by black people rather than white people. The black star became a symbol of Pan-Africanism and anti-colonialism. Described as the "Lodestar of African Freedom", the black star was used in 1957 by Theodosia Okoh in the design of the Flag of Ghana.

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• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Bronze coin
• diameter: 20.2 mm
• weight: 2.9 mm

• 24” brass ball chain {2.5mm thick, lightweight 5 g}
• no chain or cord
• 2-1/2" brass snake keychain with snap end {see last photo}

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