Currencies and Prices at Ejinai in the Yuan Dynasty: Based on the Khara-Khoto Manuscripts
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元代亦集乃路地区的货币以中统钞和小麦为主。中统钞首要的是政府支付手段,而小麦充当了当地中小额市场交易的媒介。元代中期,中统钞与小麦的比价为40—80两/石。亦集乃路的借贷一部分为无息,有息贷款的月利率均为10%。与汉地相比,亦集乃路的牲畜、纺织品、粮食等商品价格也表现出了地区性的特点。Paper note and wheat are the two main currencies circulating in Khara-Khoto area during the Yuan dynasty. Paper note is primarily a mean of payments of the government,while wheat is the main medium of exchange in the local market. The rate of exchange is 40- 80 liang( 两) paper note equals to 1 shi( 石) wheats during the Mid-Yuan. The monthly interest on loans in Khara-Khoto is 10%,while the interest free loans also exist. The commodity prices in Khara-Khoto also have local characteristics comparing to those in the sedentary society of China.