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Lot 0127E
**Originally Listed At $200**

Pre-Columbian, Post Classic Maya, Mixtec, modern day Mexico, ca. 1200 to 1500 CE. A group of four flat, bronze, 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 pre-Columbian Mesoamerican world, set to be equal to roughly 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 largest: 6.6" L x 2.5" W (16.8 cm x 6.4 cm)

Provenance: Whisnant Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, acquired over twenty years ago

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All have green patinas, with slight losses/corrosion to edges.

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Lot of 4 Pre-Columbian Mixtec Copper Axe Money

Estimate $300 - $450Feb 1, 2018