Philippine Peso Coins and Banknotes

Philippine Coins and Banknotes

Piloncitos - the first coins of the Philippines


Piloncitos are tiny engraved bead-like gold bits unearthed in the Philippines. They are the first recognized coinage in the Philippines circulated between the 9th and 12th centuries. They emerged when increasing trade made barter inconvenient.

The term piloncito comes from the word pilon, a local sugar container that resembles the coin. They are engraved with the Brahmanic character "ma" which looks like an upside down "R". We can only guess that this character refers to the pre-colonial kingdom of Ma-yi which is roughly the Philippines we know today.

Many piloncitos were unknowingly melted into jewelry in the past and very few exist today.

20 comments:

luvimiah said...

,....meron na pala tayong salapi nuon pamang bago dumating ang mga kastila,.its a great discovery!!!!.. now can say that we're almost the same as of western countries,before the new world...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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lemuel said...

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Anonymous said...

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ASAP

Lemuel said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anscar said...

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