A German price table lists
a pound of nutmeg as being
worth seven fat oxen.
In Europe 1 pound of saffron
is generally equal in value to
a plowhorse, 1 pound of ginger
will buy a sheep, and 2 pounds
of mace will buy a cow.

The People's Chronology ©
1994 by James Trager

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