In pictures: Treasure trove of history

Money is accepted as means to facilitate trade, but these coins and notes are also a record of history. Souq Al Masqoof in Sharjah houses shops with collections of currency that trace the history of UAE trade long before 1971.

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20:15 September 16, 2016
An Ottoman coin used in Saudi Arabia 100 years ago.
Image by: Zarina Fernandes/ Gulf News
Compiled by: Shreeja Nair, Senior Web Editor