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Re: Denarii (was: Celtic months)
On Thu, 28 Jan 1999, John Cowan wrote:
> Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 16:05:25 -0500
> From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
> To: "Raymond A. Brown" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> Padraic Brown <email@example.com>,
> Andrew Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Peter Skye <email@example.com>,
> John Schilke <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
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> Celticonlang List <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
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> Douglas Mosier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Denarii (was: Celtic months)
> Padraic Brown wrote:
> > ["Denarius"] a very widespread monetary name, from Peru in the west
> > to Afghanistan in the east, used in one form or other by nearly 20
> > countries.
> I don't have access to a list of non-principal money names, but
> among principal monetary units analogous to "dollar" or "pound",
> I find only the Algerian, Iraqi, Jordanian, Kuwaiti, Libyan, Tunisian,
> and Yemeni dinars and the Macedonian denar. Peru's unit is the
> sol, Afghanistan's the afghani.
Now yes, though I ought to have added a clarifiying clause indicating that
time isn't exactly an issue (the source I have at hand goes back about 200
Those that now use or have used the denarium:
Denar: Hungary, Macedonia
Denaro: various cantons of Switzerland, states of Italy
Denier: Guadaloupe, Haiti, Monaco, var. Switz., France
Dinar: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Hejaz, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait,
Libya, Serbia, Syria, Tunisia, U.A.E., Yemen, Yugoslavia
Dinero: Baleares, Peru
Of these, the French, Swiss and Italian currencies used denari within the
LSD scheme; the others (Africa, etc.) are borrowed through some mechanism
Sorry for the confusion.
> Source: ISO 4217:1981 with amendments at
> John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
> You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
> You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
> Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)