Last week Gar Travis asked:
Can someone supply the term for paper pressed into "coins" or the process there of? There were "coins" during the Spanish siege of Leyden in 1574 which were made of covers and pages of church missals, hymnals for obsidional use, but the term escapes me. I believe it begins with an 'S' and while that may be only slightly helpful, it is all that I have.
Tony Tumonis of Tucson writes:
The term he is looking for is Stadsoord. If you are planning a trip to Leyden they still commemorate the lifting of the Siege on the 3rd Day of October in a celebration eating the same food that their beseiged ancestors ate, a meal of herring, white bread and hutspot (A stew made of carrots and onions).
I just knew an E-Sylum reader would have the answer. Thanks!
Joe Boling wonders:
Did John Sandrock really mean it when he said "There are eight known specimens..." of Leyden card siege money? Is it that rare? Or did he mean eight known types?
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
QUERY: TERM FOR PAPER PRESSED INTO COIN FORM SOUGHT
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