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Old 05-09-2016, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by TriPolar View Post
How much gold or silver was needed anyway? What could you buy that cost more than a single gold coin?
Prices always subject to haggling of course, but presumably a well-bred and fully trained warhorse in the prime of its life was pretty expensive. Ditto a high quality sword or set of armor made by a respected master. Also, anything that had made its way to Europe all the way from eastern Asia, like spices or silk.