This is a TALLER silver coin.
Those silver coins, together with other material goods were used to buy slaves.
Nowadays they are used in several african countries as jewels or ornaments, even good luck charms.

I once saw an Houngan using one of this coins in the ritual to buy Souls for butey zumbí­ or dead spirit bottles.

A silver coin (owó laka) of whatever kind now, even if traditionally it was a peso macho, is used in Cuban Ifa rites to honor the Eggun, the ancestors and is tossed on the ground to begin the “honra”.

Many thanks to Maria M for the gift.
Merci anpil jolie femme!

About Manuel Congo

A renowned Palero, Babalawo, Ajarn and Hougan, Manuel Congo lives in rural Italy, where he spends most of his free time touring on his custom Harley Davidson. An avid ethnographer and noted expert on Italian witchcraft, Manuel has spent decades working for elite clients around the world, conducting investigations in locales as far-flung as Togo and Thailand. He enjoys rainy days, BBQ and blondes.

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