Mints and money in medieval England
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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • England,
  • Economic conditions,
  • Money,
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain,
  • Coinage,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMartin Allen
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHG936 .A445 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25139804M
ISBN 109781107014947
LC Control Number2011049741

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