Annals of the Coinage of Britain and Its Dependencies: From the Earliest Period of Authentick History to the End of the Fiftieth Year of the Reign of His Present Majesty King George III, Volume 1

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Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, and Jones, 1819 - Coinage
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Page 13 - Moneye, is som of gretter Prys, and som of lasse prys, aftre the dyversitee of his Statutes. And whan that Money hathe ronne so longe, that it begynnethe to waste, than men beren it to the Emperoures Tresorye: and than thei taken newe Money for the olde.
Page 130 - Ecghberht, king of Kent, which is the second in point of antiquity in the Anglo-Saxon series, and must be dated about the middle of the seventh century. It was usually stamped upon the reverse of the coin, but in some few instances it is found upon the obverse, whilst the name of the monarch is removed to the other side.
Page 208 - People ; and if a Man slay the Chancellor, Treasurer, or the King's Justices of the one Bench or the other, Justices in Eyre, or Justices of...
Page 6 - Majesty's master and worker of the mint for making gold monies at his Majesty's mint in London, and with such allowance, called the remedy, as is given to the said master by the said indenture; which weight and fineness are hereby declared to be and shall remain to be the standard of and for the lawful gold coin of the realm...
Page 8 - He did much maintain and countenance his laws; which, nevertheless, was no impediment to him to work his will: for it was so handled, that neither prerogative nor profit went to diminution. And yet as he would sometimes strain up his laws to his prerogative, so would he also let down his prerogative to his parliament. For mint, and wars, and martial discipline, things of absolute power, he would nevertheless bring to parliament. Justice was well administered in his time, save where the king was party...
Page 189 - Rokesle (then master of the mint), and straightway, before they retired from the exchequer, to open the boxes of the assay of London and Canterbury, and to make the assay, 'in such manner as the king's council were wont to do,' and to take an account thereof, so that they might be able to certify the king touching the same, whenever he should please.
Page 290 - Yi^ °fa <£!> was tne largest silver coin actually struck. The " penny " is the most ancient representative of our coinage. The name first appears in the laws of Ina, King of the West Saxons, who began to reign in 688. The figure of Britannia on our present specimens was copied from a coin of Antoninus. The " mark " was originally Danish, but is said to have been introduced here by Alfred ; it contained at first 100, and afterwards 160 pennies.
Page 32 - ... it ; for in the laws of Canute it is provided, that if any person accused of false coinage should plead that he did it by licence from the reeve, that officer should clear himself by the triple ordeal. If he failed to do this, he was to suffer the same punishment as the falsifier himself, which, in the same chapter of the law, is said to be the loss of that hand by which the crime was committed, without any redemption either by gold or silver.
Page 35 - Annals, vol. iv., p. 273.) The earliest grant of these privileges by charter was in the reign of Edward I., when the officers of the exchange and of the mint were (by the names of the keepers of the changes of the city of London and Canterbury, the labourers, or workers, money-makers, or coiners, and other ministers deputed or appointed unto those things which touch the office of the changes aforesaid) freed from all...

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