'Mystery leather bag' money is one of the more imaginative types and is described below in the section on Carthage. A similar idea was silver plated money which was used by early Palestinians who - as devout Muslims - were threatened by these coins' inscription :- "Cursed be he who tests this dirhem". In fact the genuine silver dirhem was reserved for European/Asiatic trade, and the plated version was for domestic use. Even this appeal to a devout population failed to dent their natural curiosity and small scratches in the plate evidenced no end of curses being applied across the ever hopeful domestic population.