Bracteate (Currency)

  • Medieval Era
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By Crusader1307

Also known as “The Hollow Penny”, the term was applied by 17th Century Scholars to describe “Uniface Pennies”. These forms of coinage were in use in Northern Germany (and surrounding Regions) in The Middle Ages. They were thin lead coins which portrayed 2 different images on each side. Seen from the 12th to 13th Centuries only. Although cheap, The Bracteate was noted for it's exceptional “high detail” in engraving.