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This coin and its fractions circulated until 1641 when Louis XIII of France replaced it with the silver ? Nevertheless, the name "franc" continued in accounting as a synonym for the livre tournois France was a founding member of the Latin Monetary Union (LMU) in 1865.

The common currency was based on the franc germinal, with the name franc already being used in Switzerland and Belgium, whilst other countries used their own names for the currency.

The necklace chain is 20 inches long and has a hook closure on it. You can see this style of silver bracelet on page 264 of "A World of Bracelets". These cuffs have braided wires and applied elements decorated with repousse." These are very attractive with their complex designs and graceful shape. You can see this style of silver bracelet on page 264 of "A World of Bracelets". These cuffs have braided wires and applied elements decorated with repousse." These are very attractive with their complex designs and graceful shape. This is an antique that has been well worn softening the finish over years. The inside measures 1 3/4 inch by 2 3/4 inch across on the inside. The other five coins are each 1/2 baht (Rama III) Prasat (1824-1851). This is a Chinese Empire Sycee Tael in a drum shape from the 19th century, measuring 1 1/8 inch across at the longest. There is a hook as an attachment which could be used to turn it into a pendant - very carefully. These are described as Jatim beads coming out of Indonesia.

The pendant from top of lion to bottom of central pendant is 1 1/2 inches tall. This is a good sized bracelet, too large for my 6 inch wrist. This bracelet is similar to the one above but not exactly the same. The opening is 1 inch wide so the wearer's hand has to slip through that. They each have a chakra, a sun sign stamped into them representing the god Vishnu. The butterfly is a little over 1 3/4 inches across and the entire piece is 6 1/2 inches tall. They come from a collection so were originally bought a number of years ago.

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It is a Christian token and can easily be taken off and something else substiuted there - a blue bead might be a nice addition instead. This is a very heavy silver Timor bracelet in its traditional shape. Here is some antique money from the Kingdom of Thailand. When you click to see the entire photo it is enlarged so that you can see more of the details. The largest coin is 1 baht (Rama IV) Mongkut (1851-1861). The bubbly part came into contact with the mold, and the flatter part which looks like waves are washing across it is the top. The coin has been counter stamped while still hot - which might indicate the emperor at the time, the value, or be a personal mark. The wings have been enamelled with blue and decorated with some very small beads.

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