Citation
[Cut money]

Material Information

Title:
[Cut money]
Alternate Title:
One envelope containing Madagascan cut money
Alternate Title:
One note and a Pillbox with cut money inside
Creator:
[Anonymous]
Place of Publication:
[Madagascar]
Publisher:
[artefact]
Publication Date:
Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Money ( lcsh )
Vola
Spatial Coverage:
Africa -- Madagascar
Coordinates:
-20 x 47

Notes

General Note:
Description: One note and a Pillbox with cut money inside
General Note:
The note reads: The original (presumably 1909 on his retirement) paper. Money (77 pieces, [as counted in] 1973) used in Madagascar before the French took the island -- a Spanish florin was cut by special scissors & weighed. My father carried, as was common (among the white population at least) everywhere some of this money with weights & scales & scissors. I was told that he carried it in this afolé [sic, affolé] box, with [a] note inside by my mother.
General Note:
This type of money is often known as 'cut money'. Cut money, during the 18th and 19th centuries, was in circulation throughout the Spanish world, notably in the West Indies and the American continents. Fractions of the Spanish American dollar or florin served as halves, quarters, eights, and other small currency.

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
Special Collections
Rights Management:
This item is licensed with the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivative License. This license allows others to download this work and share them with others as long as they mention the author and link back to the author, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.
Resource Identifier:
PP MS 79, Baron, Box 5, File 27 ( soas order with reference )
PP MS 79/07/01/27 ( soas calm reference )

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This type of money is often known as 'cut money'.
Cut money, during the 18th and 19th centuries,
was in circulation throughout the Spanish world,
notably in the West Indies and the American continents.
Fractions of the Spanish American dollar or florin
served as halves, quarters, eights, and other small currency.


This type of money is often known as 'cut money'.
Cut money, during the 18th and 19th centuries,
was in circulation throughout the Spanish world,
notably in the West Indies and the American continents.
Fractions of the Spanish American dollar or florin
served as halves, quarters, eights, and other small currency.


This type of money is often known as 'cut money'.
Cut money, during the 18th and 19th centuries,
was in circulation throughout the Spanish world,
notably in the West Indies and the American continents.
Fractions of the Spanish American dollar or florin
served as halves, quarters, eights, and other small currency.


The original (presumably 1909 on his retirement) paper.
Money (77 pieces, [as counted in] 1973) used in Madagascar before
the French took the island -- a
Spanish florin was cut by special
scissors & weighed. My father carried,
as was common (among the white population
at least) everywhere some of
this money with weights & scales & scissors.
I was told that he carried it in
this afolé [sic, affolé (pillbox)] box, with [a] note inside by my mother.

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Affolé box is possibly 'a file box' as affolé would be rather poetic.
The box is better described as a pillbox.

This type of money is often known as 'cut money'.
Cut money, during the 18th and 19th centuries,
was in circulation throughout the Spanish world,
notably in the West Indies and the American continents.
Fractions of the Spanish American dollar or florin
served as halves, quarters, eights, and other small currency.