Origin of tael
Examples from the Web for tael
If Kin were used for dollar, or tael, which is very probable, the sum is enormous.
Its value in Manilla varies, according to quality, at from twenty dollars a tael down to fourteen for the inferior sorts.Recollections of Manilla and the Philippines|Robert Mac Micking
The mace is usually estimated at about 8d., and the tael 6s.The History of the Great and Mighty Kingdom of China and the Situation Thereof, Volume I (of 2)|Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza
But one meets persistently the word “tael” in their estimate of the value of things.Negritos of Zambales|William Allan Reed
Both the dollar and the tael are in use in Shanghai, the former worth from 40 to 50 cents and the tael about 65 cents.Seven Legs Across the Seas|Samuel Murray