The falus was a bronze/copper currency of Morocco.

A 4 falus coin (1873). Diameter 28mm. Minted at Fes by Mohammed IV (1802-1873) Sultan of Morocco.
Mold for Faluses (circa 1871). Prehistory Museum of Valencia.

Minted between 1672–1901, denominations of ¼, ½, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 falus are recorded in the Standard Catalogue.[1]

IdentificationEdit

They are typically denominated by size rather than by inscription, and can be difficult to identify precisely.

DepreciationEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Morocco". NumisMaster.com. 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.

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