The falus was a bronze/copper currency of Morocco.

A 4 falus coin of 1873, with the diameter of 28mm, minted at Fes by Mohammed IV (1802-1873) Sultan of Morocco
Mold for Faluses (c. 1871) at the Prehistory Museum of Valencia

Minted between 1672–1901, denominations of 14, 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 falus are recorded in the Standard Catalogue.[1]

Identification edit

They are typically denominated by size rather than by inscription, and can be difficult to identify precisely.[original research?]

Depreciation edit

From 1862, the falus was allowed to float, while the exchange rate for the silver dirham was fixed: this resulted in currency speculation and depreciation, with effectively two parallel currencies.[2]

References edit

  1. ^ "Morocco". Archived from the original on 11 February 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2009.
  2. ^ Pennell, C.R. (2001). Morocco since 1830: A History. New York: New York University Press. pp. 79–80. ISBN 0-8147-6677-3.

See also edit