Thailand, Thai Kingdoms, Chiang Mai Tok money (17th-19th century)

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Thailand, Thai Kingdoms, Chiang Mai Tok money (17th-19th century), 62.95g (Krisadaolarn/Mihailovs Plates B02-3; Mitch. 2800-1). Extremely Fine. Variously known as the ‘Oyster’ money or ‘Pig Mouth’ money, the Chiang Mai…
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Thailand, Thai Kingdoms, Chiang Mai Tok money (17th-19th century), 62.95g (Krisadaolarn/Mihailovs Plates B02-3; Mitch. 2800-1). Extremely Fine.

Variously known as the ‘Oyster’ money or ‘Pig Mouth’ money, the Chiang Mai Tok was usually found with a blackened top while the underside was yellowish brown caused by the chemical reaction of the silver alloy supposedly by mixing with egg yolk or chicken blood during the casting process.

Specification

Coin Group

World

Country

Thailand

Metal

Silver

Weight 62.95 g

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