Joe Boling writes:
In Dave Alexander's response about the Portugaloeser, it should be "Free and Hanseatic City," not Hasseatic. You also omitted the link that Eric von Hove sent for the Google Books source for Portugalozer.
David Klinger writes:
I know we had plenty of input to the Portugaozer question. But I wanted to forward this note I received from the Banco de Portugal museum curator.
I think her answer to the question adds clarity to the other discussions.
Maria Cristina Mota Gomes writes:
First you have to know what is a PORTUGUÊS - it's a coin minted during the
reigns of D. Manuel I and D. João III of Portugal. It was the largest and
heaviest coin in Europe for 70 years in the XVI century.
A PORTUGALOZER [various spellings]- is a coin with the same configuration of português, it
was minted in various Northern European cities: Hamburg, Lubeck, Dresden,
Zwolle, Daventer, amongst others.
She made another point to me about the Português coin -
It was in obvious competition to the Spanish Doubloon in the XVI century. The Português was larger, and of heaver weight. The Português is above on the right, the Spanish Doubloon below.
David also adds: Here's a link from the Bank of Portugal museum, which is the leaflet explaining both the PORTUGUÊS, and the Portugalozers. Of course, it's in Portuguese.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
VOCABULARY WORDS: PORTUGALÖSER AND PORTUGUEZ
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