No. 118 (essentialsaltes) wrote,
No. 118
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Chocolate is practically money

The Aztecs had bags of cacao beans that were used in trading, and also as a metaphorical reference for value. Due to their base-20 counting systems, they had bags with 400 beans (the Zontli) and bags with 8,000 beans (the Xiquipilli).
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