Category Archives: Currency

Currencies, types, rates and exchanges

Ruble rouble – Russian currency

Ruble rouble – Russian currency name means chopped off. It is subdivided into 100 kopeks. It is also the currency of Belarus, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Transnistria.

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Rupee – India’s currency

Rupee – India’s currency name means silver – the metal. It is subdivided into 100 paisa.

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Rupee – India's currency

Rupee – India’s currency name means silver – the metal. It is subdivided into 100 paisa.

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Japanese Yen

Yen – Japanese currency name means circle.

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Guinea gold

Guinea as name came from the Berber word ‘akal-n-iguinaouen‘, meaning ‘land of blacks‘; similar to the names Sudan, Azania and Ethiopia’ which all refer to the African dark skin colour. Seventeenth century maps showed  ‘genehoa‘ as a region approximately that … Continue reading

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Ashanti Akan Gold

Asante or Ashante or Ashanti in present day republic of Ghana in west Africa started as a union of trading people mostly the Akan, with a large market in Kumasi. Due to their persistent self-identity, they were regarded as a … Continue reading

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Genoa money trade

Genoa This medieval Ligurian city-state also referred to as the city of Saint George, evolved as a merchant port and city before Venice, and also organised itself as a republic. It minted gold coins before Florence Florin coins came out … Continue reading

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Escudo

Escudo The former Portuguese currency may have evolved from the ‘escuderos’ (meaning a squire or lower knight who therefore took employment as courtier for a more noble richer knight (caballeros) for a fee. The escudo gave way to the Euro … Continue reading

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Peso – Spanish coin

Peso was a silver coin, worth 450 maravedis in Spain of the 15th century, later becoming the standard Spanish currency. The peso was replaced by the Euro. Tags: money

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Lira Italian

Lire Long before the lira became the national Italian money, Venice’s mint the Zecca had its gold coin called the sequin, and its silver coin called the lire 17 of which was worth a sequin – mostly used in the … Continue reading

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