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A History of the World in 100 Objects

The First Global Economy (1450 - 1600 AD)

Pieces of eight

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Neil MacGregor is this week focusing on European encounters around the world between 1450 and 1600. Today he is with the with the first truly global money - silver pieces of eight. Show more

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