THE ACCURATERELOADING.COM MISCELLANEOUS FORUM


Moderators: Canuck
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
Bits of Trivia Login/Join 
one of us
Picture of NormanConquest
posted
As to the source of the English, Pound Sterling, that was originally done during the Norman days that the tax, etc. collectors would accumulate 20 dozen silver pennies which weighed a pound. The Norman word for an English penny was esterlin which translated into latin was steringus + thus the unit of account became known as the pound sterling.


Never mistake motion for action.
 
Posts: 17357 | Location: Austin, Texas | Registered: 11 March 2013Reply With Quote
one of us
Picture of NormanConquest
posted Hide Post
Also in the early middle ages there were tax collectors + supposedly lawmen to protect the populace. They were Reefs of the Shire; they became known as sherereefs + that turned into our current term of sheriff.


Never mistake motion for action.
 
Posts: 17357 | Location: Austin, Texas | Registered: 11 March 2013Reply With Quote
  Powered by Social Strata  
 


Copyright December 1997-2022 Accuratereloading.com


Visit our on-line store for AR Memorabilia