teabrick (currency & wealth)

Fragment of brick of compressed, powdered tea. Rectangular block with an oval impression on the obverse that includes the state emblem of the Russian empire, depicting a two-headed eagle within a circle and three Russian letters. This was probably made for the Russian or Siberian market. There is significant moisture damage to the object, particularly on the reverse.

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