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... actually, not much Ugritic in Finnish numismatics. The Finns had long since gone their own way when the Romans explored the area.

The earliest coins found in Finland are a handful of Roman copper coins from the first and second century A.D. There are also a few late Roman and early Byzantine gold solidi which have been found in archaeological excavations in Ostrobothnia. In the Viking Age (800–1050) coins became much more common ...

http://www.snynumis.fi/sny/engsny.htm

That was from the Finnish Numismatic Society (Suomen Numismaattinen Yhdistys) website here.

"In 1860, Finland was granted its own monetary unit, the mark (markka), which was divided into a hundred pennies (penni). A mark corresponded to a quarter of the Russian silver rouble. The first bank notes were issued the same year and the first coins were struck in 1864." -- SNY

 

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