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Old 01-13-2009, 11:23 AM   #12
Ralph Sir Edward
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Originally Posted by zelda_pinwheel View Post
also, little trivia for you, "la livre" means the pound in french (not to be confused with "le livre", the book), this name comes from a monetary system which was used by france until the revolution and in... the UK, until 1971.

1 livre = 20 sous or 240 deniers, and 1 sou = 12 deniers

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histoire_de_la_monnaie
And the pound involved was a pound (Troy) of Silver (not gold). The ratio slowly changed, back and forth, over time between gold and silver...

(And money changers charged a fee for the conversion, just like today....)
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