50.5 pesos (TV1r)
This simplex glyph for the noun "peso" (a Spanish coin) is combined with the notation for fifty and a half (50.5). The numbering involves two flags each symbolizing twenty [tecpan(tli)], then ten ones, and a half peso. The flags are the standard rectangle on a short pole, in this case flying to the viewer's right. The coins have a cross (+) on them. Everything is painted a turquoise blue.
The gloss for this notation for large quantity of pesos partly involves a Roman numeral, "L," for 50. The peso was worth eight tomines or eight reales. Given low rates of pay, these smaller values were very common in Nahua communities. These lesser coins might be marked with a number of dots (for example, two dots would mean the notation represents two tomines or the value of a quarter of a peso). A half peso, if not actually cut in half as we see here, might have the number 4 written on it, sometimes tipped sideways (as shown below).
L pos medio
50 pesos [y] medio
monedas, dinero, pesos
peso, a unit of money, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/peso
tecpan(tli), a flag representing the number twenty, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tecpantli
cincuenta y medio pesos
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