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Five Aztec Copper Hoe Money Pieces

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Five Aztec Copper Hoe Money Pieces

Lot 0089A Details

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Pre-Columbian, Mexico City region, Aztec, ca. 1500 CE. A group of five flat, flaring "hoe" shaped pieces of unstamped currency. These are also known as tajaderos, the Spanish word for a chopping knife, due to their shape. They were standardized currency in the Aztec world, set to be equal 8000 cacao seeds. In the early days after the Spanish conquest, this type of currency continued to be used in the absence of minted coins from Spain. Size of each: 6" L x 2.25" W (15.2 cm x 5.7 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Paul Simon collection, Taos, NM

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#117546
Condition
All with slight deformations/bending to shape and patina, some minor losses to edges.
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Five Aztec Copper Hoe Money Pieces

Estimate $400 - $600
Oct 27, 2016
Starting Price $200
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0089A: Five Aztec Copper Hoe Money Pieces

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Est. $400 - $600Starting Price $200
Ancient / Ethnographic Art Around The World
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 10:00 AM
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Lot 0089A Details

Description
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Pre-Columbian, Mexico City region, Aztec, ca. 1500 CE. A group of five flat, flaring "hoe" shaped pieces of unstamped currency. These are also known as tajaderos, the Spanish word for a chopping knife, due to their shape. They were standardized currency in the Aztec world, set to be equal 8000 cacao seeds. In the early days after the Spanish conquest, this type of currency continued to be used in the absence of minted coins from Spain. Size of each: 6" L x 2.25" W (15.2 cm x 5.7 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Paul Simon collection, Taos, NM

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#117546
Condition
...
All with slight deformations/bending to shape and patina, some minor losses to edges.

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