The system for adding to and editing the right hand column on this blog where I normally put short notes has gone haywire. Many others using this blog system have this problem periodically. So I’ll collect these short notes together and put them in this centre column for the time being.
9th Aug 2021. Chinese archaeologists find the remains of a foundry in China dating from around 600 BC which was used to produce coins – coins which looked like spades as per above image.
9th Aug 2021. Good article on the history of money by Pavlina Tcherneva: written in 2016, but I’ve only just come across it.