The Coinage of the European Continent; With an Introduction and Catalogues of Mints Denominations and Rulers

The Coinage of the European Continent; With an Introduction and Catalogues of Mints Denominations and Rulers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...sometimes applied to what appears to be more properly a double piece; not one of small thick module, but of twice or thrice the usual weight. Piedquailloux, the sobriquet of a Hard struck under Henry IV. of France, having H. crowned between three lis, and on rev. a hollow cross. Pierregordin. See Peregozi. Pignatelles, the term applied to the pieces of 6 blanques struck by various personages in France during the political anarchy about 1586. and down to 1595 or later. They were nominally = 24 deniers, but fell to half their value. Pilarte, a billon coin of Portugal, first struck by Fernando I., 1367-83. and = 2 dinheiros. Pinto, a gold Portuguese coin of the 18th c = 4oo reis. There is one of 1721. It was = the cruzado nuevo of later date. Pistareen, Spanish, silver, value rod.; the fifth of the dollar, 4 reales. Pistole--thaler, a very early gold denomination of Spanish origin, and thence introduced into the coinage of the Netherlands under the house of Nassau; into the Duchy of Lorraine (the pistole, the double, and the half) under Charles III. (1545-1608); into the Scotish currency during the colonisation of Darien; and into Switzerland. The canton of Geneva had the pistole and the triple pistole. There is also a pistole of the first King of Wiirtemburg, 1810, and a double one of Carl, Duke of Brunswick, 1828, with Zehnthaler on rev. The 10-thaler piece of Jerome Napoldon, King of Westphalia, 1812, is sometimes called a double pistole. Pite, or pougeoise, an early currency of Savoy under the Count Aimon (1329-43). The unit was= obole; 4 made a fert or fort blanc and 12 a gros douzain. The value is indicated by points. Plappart, early currency of some of the Swiss cantons and of the city of Strasburgh. There is the half. A plappart of...show more

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  • English
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  • 123652733X
  • 9781236527332