Re: Horses used as Money

WVanhou237 (
3 Oct 1996 05:16:28 -0400

In article <>, (Roy.Davies) writes:

>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?

Maybe when the Soviets took their horses to make them settle in one
place so they could more easily be controlled.

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