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Siamese/Thailand Gambling Token

The above are gambling token popularized during the Bangkok Dynasty (1782-1809). Most of these tokens were made from porcelain or ceramic. They were originally used by Chinese gambling houses in Bangkok. Due to the shortage of silver coins and diminishing use of the cowrie shell( also used as coin), these gambling tokens were found to […]

Thailand/Siamese Bullet Money

In the past, bullet money is used in villages in Thailand. As these coins are small, they would be worn on strings in different amounts (e.g. strings of 5) around the wrist by village people so that they would make it easier to count as money for purpose of commerce. A bullet coin is shaped […]

Tiger Tongue Silver Money Or Leech Money

            This is a “HOI” or Tiger tongue silver money without marks from the Kingdom of Lanchng(Northeastern Thailand). This is dated 14th-19th Century, the material is Silver (approx. 60-75%) with copper/bronze. The size of a tiger tongue silver money is  25×115 mm and the weight is 117 grams History: The Kingdom of Lan Chang (Million Elephants) […]

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