tàkú [Twi]

(Plural, ntàkú) In the Kingdom of Ashanti and the Gold Coast Colony, a unit of mass used for gold. Originally the weight of the seed of . Christaller, writing in the 19ᵗʰ century, described it as “A weight of gold equal in value to sixpence halfpenny”.

J. G. Christaller.
Dictionary of the Asante and Fante Language. 2nd edition, rev. & enlarged.
Basel: Printed for the Basel Evangelical Missionary Society, 1933.
Page 490.

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