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The Nieuwerkerken hoard. Copper coins in Liege during the late 18th and early 19th century. General background. Little interest Abundance of archival information and normative texts Near absence of information on coin finds, hoards as well as isolated finds. The Prince-Bishopric of Liège.

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The nieuwerkerken hoard

The Nieuwerkerken hoard

Copper coins in Liege

during the late 18th and early 19th century


General background

General background

  • Little interest

  • Abundance of archival information and normative texts

  • Near absence of information on coin finds, hoards as well as isolated finds


The prince bishopric of li ge

The Prince-Bishopric of Liège

  • Physical barrier within the Southern Low Countries

  • Part of the Holy Roman Empire

  • Bound by the decisions of the Lower Rhenish-Westphalian Circle


The nieuwerkerken hoard

Date

  • Post quem 1820

  • Very few 19th century coins

  • 1819/1820 the first copper coins of the young United Kingdom of the Netherlands

  • 1825 Law prohibiting the circulation of French coins


Composotion

Composotion

  • Post quem 1820

  • Very few 19th century coins

  • 1819/1820 the first copper coins of the young United Kingdom of the Netherlands

  • 1825 Law prohibiting the circulation of French coins


The coins

The coins

  • Liège

  • Dutch Republic

  • Holy Roman Empire

  • Southern Low Countries

  • France

  • Sweden

  • Great Britain


Conclusion

Conclusion

  • Normative texts trying to enforce a domestic monopoly versus 30 % of foreign coins

  • Extremey large time span of three 3 centuries

  • Importance of the coins of the Holy Roman Empire

  • Apparent contradiction between complaints about excess and shortage of small change


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