Primary currency - LAOS / SIAM - CHIANGMAI... - Lot 561 - Arthema Auction

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Primary currency - LAOS / SIAM - CHIANGMAI... - Lot 561 - Arthema Auction
Primary currency - LAOS / SIAM - CHIANGMAI Province - KINGDOM OF LANCHANG. TOK" CURRENCY - a SILVER disc, also called "elephant foot" coin - diameter 27.5 mm - weight 62.3 grams - SUP All these primitive or "first" coins have been mediums of exchange since the dawn of time, based on the weight of the metal and following rules of equivalence between copper, silver and gold (in Siam, for example, one bath of gold was equivalent to 16 baths of silver...). For more information on all types of primary currency throughout the world, please refer to the books "Mitchiner" and "Robert Victoor".
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