Testern

Testern is in Coins.

Testern. This coin was formally named the Testern but came to be known as "Portcullis Money" due to its Portcullis design.

1551 Sweating Sickness Outbreak

Diary of Henry Machyn July 1551. 08 Jul 1551. The viij day of July was a plage, and a proclamasyon that [a testern shou]ld be but ixd, and a grot iijd; and anodur proclamasyon cam [out the] xviij day of August, that testerns cryd at vjd a pese; a grot [at ijd]; ijd but jd; and a jd ob.; and a alpeny a fardyng.

Diary of Henry Machyn September 1556. 21 Sep 1556. The xxj day of September was a grett rumor in London abowtte stesturns [testerns] in Chepe, Belynggatt, Leydynhalle, Nuwgatt markett, amonge markett folke and meyllmen, by noythe [naughty] parsuns [persons], and that my lord mayre and the ij shreyffes was fayne to go in-to the marketts for (to) sett pepull in a stay, and so to Nuwgatt markett, and ther sold melle for ....