Moneyers, Assize of

This *assize was called at Christmas 1124 at Winchester. All moneyers were summoned and questioned about their activities, being required to offer satisfactory accounts. Those deemed to be at fault for issuing inferior quality coins were mutilated, i.e. one hand or both cut off, nose and/or ears cut off, castration, even blinding. This assize was occasioned by poor-quality coins sent to Normandy in 1124. -

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