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Where does the name of the Russian currency come from - the ruble?
from the red color
from a two-headed eagle
from notches on the edge
The word "ruble" comes from the verb meaning "break" and refers to the Middle Ages, when pieces of silver were broken into smaller ones when changing money. The ruble was the world's first decimal currency: it was decimalised in 1704 when the ruble became legally equal to 100 kopeks.
Which golden coin was the most valuable?
Escudo, ducat and florin had similar weight of approx 3.5 g of pure gold. Doubloon was simply double-escudo, weighting 6.77 grams. This Spanish coin was also widely used in France, named pistole.
What's the name of a non-round coin?
A klippe is a square coin minted on more easily produced square flans either using round or square dies. These coins were originally issued under unfavourable conditions, such as a city under siege. Such emergency coins were issued in Vienna in 1529, while the city was besieged by the troops of the Ottoman Empire.
Where were the first coins developed?
The first coins were developed in Iron Age Anatolia around the 7th and 6th centuries BC. They spread rapidly in the 6th and 5th centuries BC, throughout Greece and Persia, and further to the Balkans.
Which of the following currencies was decimalised last?
On 15 February 1971, the UK decimalised the pound sterling, replacing the shilling and penny with a single subdivision, the new penny. Under the old currency, the pound was made up of 240 pence, with 12 pence in a shilling and 20 shillings in a pound.
Which currency was the first to be converted to the decimal system?
British pound sterling
Frank of revolutionary France
The new ruble, introduced by the monetary reform of Peter the Great in 1704, was the first currency based on the decimal system.
What was the Russian beard token used for?
proof of tax payment
money in Vostok Antarctic Station
Bolshevik's propaganda symbol
In 1705, Emperor Peter I of Russia instituted a beard tax to modernize the society of Russia following European models. Those who paid the tax were required to carry a "beard token" with them all the time.
Which of these coins is the oldest?
The denarius was a small silver coin of ancient Rome, first minted in 211 BC. Its name is still current as 'dinar' in many modern countries (Serbia, Iraq, Malaysia etc.), since the Islamic dinar comes directly from Byzantine denarius.
Where were florins from?
As is evidenced by its name, the coin was first struck in Florence. As many Florentine banks had branches across Europe, the florin quickly became the dominant trade coin of Western Europe for large scale transactions.