Shilling (Currency)

  • Medieval Era
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

A “coinage” used in The Middle Ages, Shilling has it's name “origins” in Old Norse (“to cut or shear”). In Germany, Shilling was termed for a weight measurement of Gold. Seen as a growing “Currency of The Realm” around the 15th Century in England, they typically weighed around 1.30 grams. The Gold element amounted for 18%. The first minted Shilling (under England's King Henry VII) was known as a “Testoon”. They featured the Royal Seal and image of Henry.