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Cantor Lectures on Alloys Used for Coinage (Classic Reprint)
W. Chandler Roberts
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Page 4 - Where any gold coin of the realm is below the current weight as provided by this Act, or where any coin is called in by any proclamation, every person shall, by himself or others, cut, break, or deface any such coin tendered to him in payment, and the person tendering the same shall bear the loss.
Page 34 - Coins.] supposed to refer to Boadicea, and others to Cunobelin, a British king of the time of Augustus; whilst to the third may be assigned the first real coin having a direct connexion with our present system. The silver penny is first mentioned in the laws of Ina, king of the West Saxons, who reigned from 689 to 726.
Page 32 - That Edward was, in some degree, a believer in the powers of alchemy, and therefore not improbably the dupe of Lully, will, I think, appear from the following record. The Patent Roll of his third year states, that the' king had been given to understand that John le Rous and Master William de Dalby could make silver by art of alkemony...
Page 40 - Well, well, is this their duty? Is this their office? Is this their calling? Should we have ministers of the church to be comptrollers of the mints? Is this a meet office for a priest that hath cure of souls? Is this his charge? I would here ask one question; I would fain know who controlleth the devil at home in his parish, while he controlleth the mint?