Posted by: danielfee | April 12, 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change 04-12-2013

Ancient coins from China and Southeast Asia

Ancient coins from China and Southeast Asia

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Shanghai  Museum 025 Shanghai  Museum 020 Shanghai  Museum 018 Ancient coins from China and Southeast Asia

Change: 1) money in the form of coins rather than notes, 2) smaller units of money given in exchange for larger units of the same amount, 3) the money that is returned to someone who has paid for something that costs less than the amount that they gave. Here is a different take on this weeks photo challenge “change”. The Shanghai Museum has an extensive collection of ancient Chinese and Southeast Asian coins which are thousands of years old. These are a few photos of coins from 376 BC to 979 AD that were used in Asia. While they may not have used the term “change” in the way we use it in the English language, the concept of providing a smaller unit of money in exchange for one of a larger value or to balance out the exchange of a monetary unit for a product or service, has been around for thousands of years.

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