12th Century prices

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An average purse contained about 125 deniers or 10 sous....("average" ! I don't think so. 125d (125 pennies) is a large sum of money. What group of people are you talking about?) Travellers carried larger sums of money strapped around the waist in a special moneybelt. (Holmes 1952, p54)

  • four deniers worth of fine baker's flour could be carried tied to the belt or in the fold of a tunic Beroul's Tristan

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