Massim Currency Axe head made of greenstone
Object Type: Currency
Locality: Sudest Island Milne Bay Provence Papua New Guinea
Height: 24 cm
Description: Greenstone Massim Currency are still used today in the outer reaches of the Louisiade Archipelago as a part of the final bride price after the husband has died. They are attached to a purely decorative axe handle made especially to make the stone axe heads look better.
This is a very thin and valuable example by local standards