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Fez

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Hammered values yesteryear
« on: October 24, 2018, 04:07 pm »
Hi everyone, just a thought when I found my second hammered it got me thinking who would have lost it , would a sixpence or shilling hammy been out of the range of the farm labourers. If so who is likely to have lost them , cheers

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Re: Hammered values yesteryear
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2018, 08:54 pm »
Good question, I can't imagine many people had silver hammered back then, only the upper class of the day.
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Re: Hammered values yesteryear
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2018, 11:47 am »
Try this website for an idea of value and what it would buy etc.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/currency-converter/

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Re: Hammered values yesteryear
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2018, 12:05 pm »
Good question, I can't imagine many people had silver hammered back then, only the upper class of the day.

They would have had pennies/halfpennies/farthings, but I can't imagine groats upwards would have been very useful.

Researching my local area (Suffolk), I've found that a day's pay for an unskilled labourer in the 13th Century would have been around 1.5d, and that regular employment was far from guaranteed.

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Re: Hammered values yesteryear
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2018, 12:06 pm »
Thanks Kieth &Maxi 👍👍