|In 1338 the large Cracow grosz (grossi Cracovienses) was first minted, with the |
further hope of creating a unified Polish monetary system; continued debasement
by the royal treasury and greater stability enjoyed by the Prague groschen ...
|Obverse: in the field the king in majesty: around, the inscription: WLADISLAVS D'l |
G REX. Reverse: in the field a full-figure representation of a bishop in pontificals;
around, the inscription: S'STANISLAVS POLO. 10. Cracow grosz ofCasimir the ...
|... Lucerne, Cologne and Xanten (Fig. 90), a number of significant parallels can |
be seen. Although the fine weight of the English shilling after 1560 is noticably
higher than the other fine weight values and that of the Cracow grosz is
|On the other hand a unified monetary system achieved with the introduction in |
1338 of the big Cracow grosz (grossi Cracovienses) did not bring stability to the
currency because of subsequent debasement by the royal treasury. The
|... called for monetary reforms. The initial step toward regulation was the abolition |
of minting privileges and then the establishment of one monetary system for the
entire country. The monetary unit was the coin known as the Cracow grosz, ...
|Although the fine weight of the English shilling after 1560 is noticably higher than |
the other fine weight values and that of the Cracow grosz is significantly lower, a
definite European »currency region« can be observed here whose fine weights ...