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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher Not indexed Not illustrated 1899 edition Excerpt a die or stamp The privilege of sikkeh ' e of coinage was among the first things Mahometan kings thought about on ascending the throne4 Zikka again is from sicca an Oriental term which the Arabians brought into Europe from India where it still exists in the name of the sicca rupee Teleologically sicca means a cutting instrument alluding to the tool employed for cutting and rounding or otherwise shaping the coin From this word we have chisel scissors and several other English terms used for cutting instruments Xiui seems to have been also the Mexican word for chisel It appears not only in the name of the chisel shaped copper and tin coins of Mexico called xiuipili it also appears in the name of the mint house called Axiuipilco where in 1535 the Spaniards established a mint for coining Like seuin which meant both a coin the gold ducat and a mint house xiui appears to have had the same double meaning It is uite probable that both words emanated from the same source India It might be added that there is no warrant for spelling the Mexican term as xiui except that it comes to us through the obsolete Spanish orthography of the sixteenth century The same sounds would now be conveyed by means of ziki or siki 8 The viceroy Mendoza in a letter to the king dated Mexico Dec io 1537 says that the native goldsmiths had recently counterfeited the Spanish testoons minted at Axiuipilco The cacao butl were also cleverly imitated in clay 4 Poole's Essay on Coins p 162 The xiui or xiuipili was current not only in Mexico but also in Yucatan where the inferior money consisted of bell shaped copper pieces something like the bell shaped pieces of China; also of


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    I heard that del Mar was an excellent monetary historian but whoa what a great book It's interesting to note that history of the world starting from Greece and Rome consists in fights for the issuance of money and sadly America lost the fight It said it got its freedom from Britain yet after the bloody revolution it gave away the most important right of the government to issue money to private bankers Bank of England succeeded in planting its poisonous seed in America England itself lost its freedom forgetting the Mixt Moneys case of 1604 and giving the right to print debt to privateers Those who think history is not a conspiracy should def read the book Same as those who claim that America is free need to read this book to understand that freedom was lost with a first private bank Continental money that let American revolution to happen same as Greenback were cast in history as inflationary instead of saviers as what they should be called