From: Martin Green (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Apr 27 2005 - 06:36:38 CST
Michael Everson wrote:
> This is correct, and "shilling" should be deleted (It was also "Irish"
> and so the rubric is doubly offensive. "Shilling" does have an
> abbreviation apart from the notation with solidus, i.e. "d.". Another
> notation was £3.4d.6p. if I remember. I never used this currency, only
> the later decimal versions.
Micheal I am surprised at you. It is obvious you were brought up in the
post-decimal era! The abbreviation for "shilling" was "s" while "pence"
was "d". So the amount would have appeared as £3.4s.6d (except normally
the dot was actually a double dot - not ellipsis).
Old enough to remember!
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