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 Post subject: Money in Ferromaine
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:30 pm 
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DW Book 6, page 40 refers to "silver Matapans" as the currency of Ferromaine, but is silent on other coinage.
(I suspect this was Dave Morris making a subtle reference to a famous naval battle...)

I am tempted to say that Ferromaine now mints a gold Ducat (an equivalent of the Gold Crown), while the equivalent of the Copper Penny is officially known as the Centesimo; but more often referred to as a Piccolo (pl. Piccoli).*
* Borrowing a term found in J J Norwich's "A History of Venice."

Unless anyone has other ideas? :?


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 Post subject: Re: Money in Ferromaine
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Not sure why, but I really like "Piccolo" as the official name for the penny, not just the nickname. Ducat is a great word too. Makes me think of The Masque of Mandragora for some reason.

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 Post subject: Re: Money in Ferromaine
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Not sure why, but I really like "Piccolo" as the official name for the penny, not just the nickname.

I have to confess I only got "Centesimo" by putting "Penny" into Google translate and seeing what came up.

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Makes me think of The Masque of Mandragora for some reason.

Well... The story was set in Italy (San Martino)...


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