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Money - From Cowrie Shell to Credit Cards

Money
From Cowrie Shell to Credit Cards
1. Edition

Fachbuch


Produktinformation

Autoren: Joe Cribb
Seiten: 192
Format: 275 x 220 mm
Broschur
Klebebindung
Verlag: British Museum Publications Ltd., London
Auflage: 1. Auflage (1986)
Sprache: Englisch

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ISBN 0-7141-0862-6

Buchinformation

Contents

Acknowledgements

List of Contriutors

Preface

Introductions


1 What is money?

This is money ...

... and this is money

'Primitive money'

2 Origins

The first records

Metal as money

Money as a 'medium of exchange'

Early evidence

Later parallels

The invention of coinage

Coinage in copper

Eastern origins

Banks and banknotes

3 Power over money

The right to coin

Mint control

The Trial of the Pyx

The stamp of authority

Countermarking and overstriking

Reform and recoinage

Decimalisation

Money in time of war

The English Civil War

4 The making of money

Manufacture by hand

Cast coins

The introduction of machinery

Minting in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Metals for coinage

The manufacture of paper money

5 Uses and abuses

Money and the state

Wealth and largesse

Trade

Saving and hoarding

Counting, weighing and testing

Forgery and malparctive

Ornament and talisman

6 From treasure to token

The old world

The age of transition

Revolution and reform

The modern world

Money today and tomorrow


Further reading

Index of names

Index of places