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Medieval Sourcebook:
Edward the Elder:
Coinage Regulations, c. 902-925


The regulation of Edward the Elder in the tenth century is comparable to the edict of the Council of Pistes in the previous century. Note, however, that the mints are much more numerous.

14. Thirdly: that there be one money over all the king's dominion, and that no man mint except within port. And if the moneyer be guilty, let the hand be struck off with which he wrought that odense, and be set up on the money-smithy; but if it be an accusation, and he is willing to clear himself, then let him go to the hotiron, and clear the hand therewith with which he is charged to have wrought that fraud. And if at the ordeal he should be guilty, let the like be done as is here before ordained.

In Canterbury VII moneyers; IV the king's, and II the bishop's, I the abbot's. At Rochester III; II the king's, and I the bishop's. At London VIII. At Winchester VI. At Lewes II. At Hastings I. Another at Chichester. At Hampton II. At Wareham II. At Exeter II. At Shaftesbury II. Else, at the other burhs, I.


Source.

From: Benjamin Thorpe, ed., Ancient Laws and Institutes of England, (London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1840), p. 207; reprinted in Roy C. Cave & Herbert H. Coulson, eds., A Source Book for Medieval Economic History, (Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Co., 1936; reprint ed., New York: Biblo & Tannen, 1965), p. 135.

Scanned by Jerome S. Arkenberg, Cal. State Fullerton. The text has been modernized by Prof. Arkenberg.


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