Medieval Coins

  1. Biblical-Era Judean Bronze Prutahs

    Biblical-Era Judean Bronze Prutahs

    Mark 12:42, 44

     

    New Testament has reference to Biblical-Era Judean Bronze Prutahs coins. These coins had a more common name due to a very well known biblical story.

    42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.

     

    44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

     

     

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  2. What an Austrian Ducat is worth

    What an Austrian Ducat is worth

    Many collectors wonder what an Austrian Ducat is worth. It is important to first understand what an Austrian Ducat coin actually is. The Ducat became a popular world traded coin. It was first introduced in the late 13th Century. However, it was the Venetians who introduced the coin.

     

    Austrian Gold Ducats are large gold coins valued by investors for several reasons. First of all for their 98.60% fineness weighing 3.44 grams. Secondly, these circulated coins were the highest purity gold coins to be issued prior to the late 20th Century. Therefore, during the 1400s international traders in Western Europe changed from using florins to ducats as the preferred currency.

     

    It is important to note, Ducats come it different sizes in different countries in Western Europe. Today

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