Tin 'Hat' and Animal Money
William Shaw & Mohd Kassim Haji Ali
When Europeans first started taking an interest in the Malay Peninsula from the 16th century onwards they discovered that the principal currencies used in the sultanates were either blocks or coins of tin where the value of the currency was considered generally to be equal to the value of the ore used. In this book the authors explain the history of the currency and give examples of various types used. 17 pages with a further 9 pages of plates and a bibliography.
Weight: 0.3kg. Post free within Malaysia
Condition: Very Good. Paperback. Small parts of the cover have speckles. The binding is tight and the text clear with mild tanning throughout.
Published by Muzium Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 1970, First Edition