During the British expedition to Benin City (Edo) in 1897 objects made of brass, bronze, ivory, coral, and wood were looted by British soldiers from the royal palace, its storerooms, and compounds. Some of these objects were sold or exchanged in West Africa. However, many were brought to the UK where they were retained by soldiers of the expedition and subsequently inherited by thier families; put up for auction; or donated, lent, or sold to museums. See Collection File: Af1897,-.498-563.
Brass bangle with four small bars projecting at right angles ornamented with engraved transverse lines and tipped with coral. Alternate with these are shorter coffer-shaped rectangular projections, two of which are still set with coral, the other two being empty.