Edward the Elder:
Regulations Regarding Coinage, c. 902-925
14. Thirdly: that there be one money over all the king's dominion, and that no man
mint except within port. And if the moneyer be guilty, let the hand be struck off with
which he wrought that odense, and be set up on the money-smithy; but if it be an
accusation, and he is willing to clear himself, then let him go to the hotiron, and clear
the hand therewith with which he is charged to have wrought that fraud. And if at the
ordeal he should be guilty, let the like be done as is here before ordained.
In Canterbury VII moneyers; IV the king's, and II the bishop's, I the abbot's. At
Rochester III; II the king's, and I the bishop's. At London VIII. At Winchester VI. At
Lewes II. At Hastings I. Another at Chichester. At Hampton II. At Wareham II. At Exeter
II. At Shaftesbury II. Else, at the other burhs, I.
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