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Indigo blue has been an important export product of India for about 5000 years. Indigo is superior to the blue dye extracted from the woad plant, which was cultivated in Western Europe during the... [Item of the Day]
Copper coins of unknown origin infiltrate France in 1780. The public at the marketplace and in shops is aggressively forced to accept the money. The Chamber of Finance under King Louis XVI issues an... [Item of the Day]
The Banco di S. Spirito in Rome issued paper money of various denominations on 7 January 1786. The banknotes bear the seal of Pius VI, who was pope from 1775 to 1799. During his reign the... [Item of the Day]