Iron neck ring
This iron neck ring and chains would have been worn by restrained African captives, either as they were transported to the West African coast or on board ship. The chains would link to the African's hands, or to another enslaved person to keep them from escaping.
The history of this artefact is unknown and it is possibly an early 20th century replica as few such objects have survived.
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