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'''[[12th Century coins]]''': In [[England]] all [[money|currency]] was based on a single coin - [http://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/English/British_coin_Penny the silver penny]. Most close [[Europe|European]] countries operated the same way too. The English penny showed a picture of the [[king]] (or ruling [[queen]]) and their [[names|name]] on one side, and a design of a [[cross]] on the other side, ringed by text describing which [[moneyer]] was in charge of making the coin, and where they were located (i.e. their [[mint]]). ([[12th_Century_References#Zarnecki 1984|Zarnecki 1984]]) When smaller change was required, a penny could be cut into a half or quarter penny along the lines of the cross design. However these coins were easier to shave [[silver]] off than whole pennies, so people prefered to keep coins whole where possible.
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12th Century coins: In England all currency was based on a single coin - the silver penny. Most close European countries operated the same way too. The English penny showed a picture of the king (or ruling queen) and their name on one side, and a design of a cross on the other side, ringed by text describing which moneyer was in charge of making the coin, and where they were located (i.e. their mint). (Zarnecki 1984) When smaller change was required, a penny could be cut into a half or quarter penny along the lines of the cross design. However these coins were easier to shave silver off than whole pennies, so people prefered to keep coins whole where possible.

Checky.PNG

Heraldic jargon: Checky refers to a field checquered with two different tinctures, one a colour the other a metal.

Dance: Washerwomen's Branle

Fibre arts: Fingerloop braids

Recipe: Frytour of Erbes

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