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Story of Money


Section 5: Money takes many shapes Previous Section | Main Menu | Next Section
Unusual objects that function as money have existed all over the world. Some of these were easier to use than others.
Whale tooth Bronze tempo coin
 
Velvet mark, silk mark
 
Three-legged coin Zappozap Yap stones were symbols of wealth
 
Jade coins were used as
temple offerings
Silver bar Shoe Money
 
Gambling tokens from Siam (now Thailand)

Early 18th-century round

Royal water jar and crab

Money pouch

Early-type oval

Lozenge round

Hexagon

Fu-dog

Oval with hole for stringing

Rare double circle

Rare diamond