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Currency Exchange Rate in 1799: Arabia

Medina, Mecca, Mocha, etc.

Note: This table shows the exchange rate in English Pound Sterling.

Coin Equivalent £
Shillings
Pence
Carret - 0
0
1/8
Caveer 5 1/4 Carrets 0
0
121/200
Comashee (Note 1) 7 Carrets 0
0
9/10
Larin 80 Carrets 0
0
10 1/8
Abyss 18 Comashees 0
1
4 1/8
Piastre (Note 1) 60 Comashees 0
4
6
Dollar 80 Caveers 0
4
6
Sequin 100 Comashees 0
7
6
Tomond (Note 1) 80 Larins 3
7
6

Notes:

1. Imaginary money use in accounting, signifying a fictitious piece which did not exist, but was used to represent other pieces.

Source:

Guthrie, William. A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar and Present State of the several Kingdoms of the World. Montrose, 1799. P. 1042

Placed on the Napoleon Series: July 2004