A capitation or head tax was set at 2.5 piastres
during the 1919 tax reform and applied from 1923 to all healthy males, aged 18 to 60 years old.
The widow of the dead partisan sergeant that Norton had killed received 200 piastres
from Decoux's government on Rouilly's recommendation and another 100 piastres
from the Japanese.
L'emergence d'un cadre different dans la strophe qui clot le poeme renforce d'ailleurs l'idee que, dans les strophes qui precedent, l'on a affaire a une representation de complaisance qui est le produit d'un idealisme bourgeois, plutot que la traduction fidele d'une realite: le narrateur y fait en effet allusion au labeur de la prostituee forcee d' "entasser piastre
pour racheter sa petite soeur" a un esclavagiste.
The Yellow-legged gull exhibits early nesting on islands where the surface area is greater than one hectare, such as Srigina Island and Saint Piastre
Island The study conducted in Numidia has allowed us to bring the latest information on the breeding populations of Yellow-legged gull at the local scale (Algeria) which remained unknown for nearly three decades.
Tertrais assigns a crucial role to the piastre
, which had been overvalued deliberately in December 1945, in a decision intended to be temporary.
'Here, on Koh Tralach, you have one piastre
, you can rest for a day,' he wrote.
"I'll never forget how on Saturdays, Nicosia was flooded with people descending from the rural areas like Tylliria carrying tins to collect a piastre
(former currency) or two," said Kannaouros.
According to Moussa, in the 1970s each biscuit used to be sold for 5 piastres
, and there was a gift of a 5 piastre
coin inside some of them.
There is a popular saying in the Arab world: 'Let anyone who has a piastre
that he does not know how to spend buy a pigeon and then let it fly'.
That was before 1952, when an Egyptian pound was worth more - yes, more - than one pound sterling, when cotton was the country's 'white gold', when you could buy one egg for one 'ta9riifa' (one-tenth of a piastre
) and when Fiennes character in 'The English Patient' paid eight piastres
for a trinket from a market stall, that was a great sum, etc.