Saturday, December 11, 2004

German medieval coins

"Formed by a 19th century German aristocrat, Hugo, Freiherr von Saurma-Jeltsch, the Saurmasche M├╝nzsammlung concentrates on the smaller-size, everyday coinage used in Germany and in nearby regions from around 1280 to 1620 AD."

I recall from elsewhere that this was a very complicated subject, for each of the many states (and local religious authorities) issued their own, on all sorts of different standards and in all sorts of denominations. The index lists several hundred coin names.

This site really starts to show what the web can do. You can search by mint, by ruler, using clickable maps, by patron saint, by denomination .... the list goes on.


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