From: Marion Gunn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Apr 27 2005 - 09:28:14 CST
Scríobh Andrew C. West:
> ... To indicate a shilling value with no
> >pence you need to use the solidus in conjunction
> >with a dash to indicate no pence, as in 2/-
> >("two shillings").
That is correct.
> ... "Shilling" does have an abbreviation
> apart from the notation with solidus, i.e. "d.".
> Another notation was £3.4d.6p.
That is incorrect.
At no time has 'd' ever stood for 'shilling'!
Here is the correct notation: £ s d ('s' for 'shilling' and 'd' for 'penny/pence').
That 'd' comes from the Latin word 'denarius' (for those interested in origins).
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