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Siccapili, or Xiquipili. The native names for the so-called " Axe Money " of the Aztecs or native Indian tribes of Mex- ico from its fancied resemblance to an axe or chopper.

Authorities differ as to whether these pieces were ever actually used as a cur- rency, or only for ceremonial purposes, al- though divisions did exist, to wit : 20 Cacao Beans = 1 Olotl. 20 Olotl = 1 Zontle. 20 Zontle = 1 Siccapili.

Bancroft, in Native Races of the Pacific States of North America , 1875 (ii. 381- 382), states that Xiquipili is the Mexican equivalent for the number 8000, which in the preceding table is confirmed (i.e., 20 x 20 x 20 = 8000).

Conf. Biart, Les Azteques, 1885 (pp. 199-200), and Joyce, Mexican Archaeology, 1914 (p. 287).

See Also: Sicca
Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)
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