The gentleman in the picture below works in one of the many shops in the souq in Mutrah in the captial of Oman, Muscat.

In addition to being a persuasive seller of pashmina and “same-same-but-different pashmina” shawls, he is also a numismatic. Among the curiosities of his collections he counts a Jugoslavian 1 000 000 000 (one billion) dinar note.

If anyone wonders what inflation is, this is the answer; inflation is when you have to carry one billion of anything along with you in order to shop groceries.

Collector in Mutrah Souq - inflation in Jugoslavia

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