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A moneyer is a private individual who is officially permitted to mint money. Usually the rights to coin money are bestowed as a concession by a state or government. Moneyers have a long tradition, dating back at least to ancient Greece, they became most prominent in the Roman Republic, and continued into the Empire.

Moneyers were not limited to the ancient world; when European coinage was revived during the Middle Ages, moneyers again were trusted to create currency on behalf of kings and potentates.[1][2][3][4] For a large part of that era, virtually all coins in circulation were silver pennies, and these often bore the name or other identification of the moneyer.[5]

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  1. ^ Philip Grierson, Philip Raymond Grierson, Mark Blackburn, 2007. Medieval European Coinage: The Early Middle Ages (5th-10th Centuries). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-03177-6
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  5. ^ Grierson et al. 2007

Further reading[edit]

  • Harlan, Michael (1995). Roman Republican Moneyers and their Coins 63 BC-49 BC, Trafalgar Square Publishing. ISBN 0-7134-7672-9
  • Harlan, Michael (2012). Roman Republican Moneyers and their Coins 81 BCE-64 BCE, Moneta Publications. ISBN 978-0-9654567-0-8
  • Sear, David R. (1998). The History and Coinage of the Roman Imperators 49-27 B.C., Spink & Son. ISBN 0-907605-98-2

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