macuiltzontli (Chav1)

macuiltzontli (Chav1)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This notation shows five (macuilli) groups of four hundred {tzontli) bundles of sticks, cut grass, or human hairs. The full count of this segment of a larger amount (counting pesos) is, therefore, 5 x 400, or 2,000 (macuiltzontli). This is all drawn in red ink or watercolor because this is part of a final total that had various subtotals drawn in black ink.

Description, 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: 
Cultural Content & Iconography: 

pesos, monedas, dinero, money, coins, pelos, hierbas, palos

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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.”