pollard (1294)

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pollard (1294)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 16,644a pollard; Gdf: 6,265b pollard; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  polart; DMF:  pollard; TLF: ; OED:  pollard n.1; MED:  pollard n.; DMLBS: 233b pollardus 1 ]
polard,  pollarde; 
pl. pollars,  pollarz  

The OED (Third Edition, 2006) suggests an etymology from English poll n.1: ‘the part of the head on which the hair grows’, on account of the fact that the coin’s device was an uncrowned, bare head.


1curr.finan.pollard, inferior coin minted on the Continent in imitation of the English silver penny of Edward I, originally the value of a halfpenny but declared illegal in 1299
( 1294 )  ceus qui achaterent pollarz e ballarz encountre le deffens ke roy  38
( 1296-1302 )  pur damage que il ont sustenu en la defaute de la value de .mmm. de pollardz que il avoient resceu a Loundres  78.87
( 1300 )  del houre qe les pollardes et les autres mauveises moneies contrefaites serront abatues  988
( s.xivin; MS: s.xiv1 )  Argent touz jours nuve e nuve, Hors pris pollars e cokedeyns Ke ja ne vendrount en nos meyns  73a
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