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. Very Good Paperback First Edition
Weight: 0.3kg. Post free within Malaysia
Condition: The cover is now protected with a plastic jacket and the shadows of tape marks are on the pages facing the inside front and back covers. The binding is tight and there is mild tanning throughout.
Published by Muzium Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 1970, First Edition