The British colonial period coins in Nigeria from 1900 to until Independence in 1960 and soon after.
Nostalgia in your hands
A neolithic and iron age civilisation free until the arrival of the Europeans. Portuguese were the first to land in 1472 and from 16th to 18th century due to slave trade millions of Nigerians were forcibly sent to the Americas.
1809 – Single Islamic state – Sokoto caliphate – is founded in north.
1830s-1886 – Civil wars plague at Yorubaland in the south.
1850s – British establish presence around Lagos.
1861-1914 – Britain consolidates its hold over what it calls the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria, governs by “indirect rule” through local leaders.
1922 – Part of former German colony Kamerun is added to Nigeria under League of Nations mandate.
1960 – Independence, with Prime Minister Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa leading a coalition government.
— ANTON SEBASTIAN (@AntiquesInterna) April 5, 2016