caxtolli pesos (Chav1)

caxtolli pesos (Chav1)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This notation represents the number 15 and refers to pesos. It is part of a count of tributes presented by the pueblo of Huexotzinco (today, Huejotzingo). The fifteen comprises a crescent shape (10) plus a red circle (5), something of a mathematical equation. The use of red seems to relate to the fact that this was a final total. Earlier counts are in black.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Interestingly, the glyph for "bowl-lipped" shows a crescent much like this, and in that glyph the bowl is a cax(itl). So, the crescent-shaped bowl seems to have been chosen in Huexotzinco for the phonetic value "cax-" from caxitl, providing the starting sound for caxtolli.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
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Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Other Cultural Influences: 

monedas, matemáticas, números, dinero, quince, fifteen

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Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Image Source: 

The Codex Chavero of Huexotzinco (or Códice Chavero de Huexotzinco),

Image Source, Rights: 

The Codex Chavero of Huexotzinco (or Códice Chavero de Huexotzinco) is held by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México. It is published online by the World Digital Library and the Library of Congress, which is “unaware of any copyright or other restrictions in the World Digital Library Collection.”

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