Interesting facts about English Currency

Pound Sterling

Pound Sterling

The names of many currency closely related to various measures of weight. A typical example is the British Pound Sterling called silver coins, and 240 of these coins weighed one pound. Similarly, a number of countries of the currency called the lyre, which is the Italian equivalent of a pound of weight units. In medieval Western Europe to measure the weight of silver used the brand, which was nearly a pound lighter - from her doychmarka occurred. Finally, the hryvnia currency in ancient Russia pronounced "hryvnia silver" or "Hryvnia kun" and denotes a certain amount of coins, having the same meaning as the pound or the brand.

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