Horses used as Money

Roy.Davies (
Mon, 30 Sep 1996 10:14:05 -0500

The Kirghiz people in what was the Soviet Union formerly used horses
as currency, at least when that part of central Asia was part of the
Russian empire. (See, for example, Einzig, Paul _ Primitive money_
2nd ed Oxford : Pergamon Press, 1966, p. 107).

Does anyone know when the Kirghiz actually stopped using horses as money?

Roy Davies
University of Exeter