Given its purchasing power and value relative to the silver stag, just how big of a coin would you guess the gold dragon was? Do you think it is closer in size/weight to the medieval florins and ducats? Or do you picture something closer in size to the later gold sovereigns?

I’ve done some estimates on value here, but I hadn’t worked out weight or size.

So, if a golden dragon is worth roughly 4/5 of a pound sterling, and the noble (which weighed around 9 grams, and had a diameter of 33-35 mm) was 1/3 of a pound sterling, then I would guess a golden dragon would be worth ~2.6 nobles.

OTOH, a group of replica coin makers are going for 14 grams, 45 mm.


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