02-09-2018 02-09-2018
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3075B Boston
February 9, 2018 4:00PMCalender

Middle Passage Iron Bilboes

Auction: Discovery - 3075B Location: Boston Date / Time: February 09, 2018 4:00PM


Middle Passage Iron Bilboes, 18th century.

Note: Bilboes are iron restraints placed on the ankles or wrists, most notably used on slave ships to fasten two slaves together. The word bilboes is thought to be a derivation of Bilbao (Spain), where the device was reportedly invented.
Estimate $700-900

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Spain, African slave trade, Bilbao, Bilboes, Discrimination, Geography of Spain, Middle Passage, Physical restraint, Racism, Slave ship, Slavery