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1981 Fiji 10 Cents throwing club ula tava tava Suva Ba coin pendant Coral Coast South Pacific Polynesian UK British necklace n002281

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Fiji 10 Cents {1969-1985} H: 80, 87

Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

front: throwing club - ula tava tava

The Fijian throwing club or ula has a large, fluted, petal-like head, with numerous nodes around a central node. One of the nodes has a large root knot adding to its sculptural qualities.

Such clubs were carved from the buttress roots of ironwood saplings. They were worn by warriors in their waistbands and then thrown, with great precision, at
the skulls of their assailants. They were a well-known weapon to early European sailors who reached Fiji - many had ulas hurled at them, and the ulas were
known for their speed and accuracy.

back: Young bust


• quantity 1
• polished Copper-nickel coin
• diameter: 23.6 mm
• weight: 5.6 g

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