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16th-century merchants currency handbook

1548

British Museum

British Museum

This merchant’s handbook from the 1500s, complete with detailed illustrations and inscriptions, aided merchants in identifying currencies from many states across Europe. This helped traders better understand the different values of each currency and how these related to one another.

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  • Title: 16th-century merchants currency handbook
  • Date: 1548
  • Date Created: 1548
  • Location: Ghent
  • Physical Dimensions: 148mm x 120mm
  • Registration number: The Department of Coins and Medals Library Cat 61-1043 / 68-439
  • Material: paper
  • Copyright: © The Trustees of the British Museum

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