Late 19th century, the period of colonial war with Britain. 12 1/2” diameter of low conical form with up turned edge. The face tooled in concentric bands of geometry. Reverse with hide hand grip. Excellent with some surface distress including three distance weapon point impacts, probably from a British bayonet. Somalia lies on the Horn of Africa, literally the dividing line between Africa and the Arab countries. Historically Muslim, it was supported by the Arabic nations and the Ottoman Empire against England.
Stock Number: FNS2589

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