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Notes concerning the trade of Alger . THE money that is coined in Alger is a piece of gold called Asiano, & Doublaes, and two Doublaes make an Asiano, but the Doubla is most used, for aAlger is a piece of gold called Asiano, & Doublaes, and two Doublaes make an Asiano, but the Doubla is most used, for all things be sold by Doublaes, which Doubla is fiftie of their Aspers there. The Asper there is not so good by halfe & more, as that in Constantinople, for the Chekin of gold of the Turkes made at Constantinople is at Alger worth an 150. Aspers, and at Constantinople it is but 66. Aspers. The pistolet and roials of plate are most currant there. The said pistolet goeth for 130. Aspers th
rth here but 40.s. the ounce, so the same is currant in
no place of Turkie out of the kingdom of Alger
the Aspers, for that they be lesse then others be, for they
coine them in Alger
The custome to the king is inward 10. per centum, to
the Turke, to be paid of the commoditie it selfe, or as it
shall be rated.
There is another custome to the Ermine, of one & an
halfe per centum, w