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Dictionary of the Coins of the World [V]

This is an ongoing work (one of those never-ending projects) consisting of a compilation of all known names used for coins from the ancient times to the present. Where possible, a description of coins of that name is given, as well as the most likely origin of the name, including translations. In many cases, links are made to pages which will show various examples of that denomination. Obviously, the images not all-inclusive but hopefully will give the user an idea of what some of the coin denominations looked like and how coins of the same name differ from country to country and through time.


Vacquette - (a little cow)  A nickname given to the billion liard struck by the Vicomtes de Béarn in the early part of the 15th century.  The type was copied by Henri IV of France about 1608, on whose coins the field was quartered with two cows and two crowned H's.


Van - [Vietnam]

Venezolano - [Venezuela]

Vicariatsthaler - (or other coin).  Piece struck by one of the electors during an interim between the death of one emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and the election of another, gernerally calling attention to the electoral role as vicar (caretaker) of the Empire.

[Holy Roman Empire]

Victoriate - A silver coin of ancient Rome, first issued in the late 3rd century BC, having a figure of Victory on the reverse.

{From Latin (nummus coin) victoriatus, equivalent to victori(a) Victory + atus -ate.}

[Roman Republic]

Victoriati - Plural of victoriatus.

Victoriatus - [Ancient Rome]

Vierer -

{From German vier four + er er; a piece of four.}

[Austria, Switzerland-Cantons]

Vintem - A silver coin first struck by John II (1481-1495) of Portugal valued at 20 reis.  The half vintem also was struck.

Volpetta -

Vuurijzer - The Dutch name given to the briquet.

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