Have You Heard of ‘Animal Money’?

By |2014-06-19T12:39:07+08:00June 19th, 2014|Categories: history, Identify Photographs|Tags: , , |


No, it’s not a fossil. This is an example of tin money – which was once the common currency used in this part of the world. We estimate this tin-gecko (above) was used in the mid 1800s. For those of you who didn’t know, a long time ago Malayan folks traded with tin money before coins and paper notes were available in the Federated Malay States. 🙂