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Group of 5 Aztec Copper Hoe Money Pieces

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Group of 5 Aztec Copper Hoe Money Pieces

Lot 0130 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: 6" L x 2.05" W (15.2 cm x 5.2 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Paul Simon collection, Taos, NM

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#117547
Condition
Slight deformation/bending to form, with ragged edges in some areas; patina present on most surfaces.
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Group of 5 Aztec Copper Hoe Money Pieces

Estimate $400 - $600
Nov 17, 2016
Starting Price $200
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0130: Group of 5 Aztec Copper Hoe Money Pieces

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Est. $400 - $600Starting Price $200
Fine Antiquities | Asian | Ethnographic Art
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 10:00 AM
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Lot 0130 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: 6" L x 2.05" W (15.2 cm x 5.2 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.

#117547
Condition
...
Slight deformation/bending to form, with ragged edges in some areas; patina present on most surfaces.

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