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3 Bronze Tiger tongue Boat money from Southeast Asia Laos and Thailand
Please refer to our stock # SEA when inquiring.
This ancient "Boat Money", also called Lat money, is similar to Tiger Tongues and from the same area: Lan Chang Kingdom of Southeast Asia (Thailand & Laos today, back then Siam). Instead of the bumps seen on Tiger Tongues, boat money has a depression in the top and looks more like a boat, hence the name. Boat money was first issued in the 16th century. In 1707, Lan Chang divided into the two kingdoms of Luang Prabang and Vientiane. Both adopted the lat currency and continued to issue such ingots until the end of the 19th century.
sizes range from 3.75 to 4.25 inches
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