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Postby admin » 10 Oct 2008 16:52

bigdummy wrote:Incidentlaly, on a somewhat related note, I always wondered did the bill-guisarme version of the bill come to England from Italy ?

The late style of bill so often seem in museums and books does seem to have been an Italian style yes. Also, from late-15thC import tax records we know that large numbers of bills (as well as lots of other things) were being imported from Italy.

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