January 05, 2005

This former goldsmith's shop near the bank appeared to be closed up. Or just very secretive. Fair enough. The goldsmith's WERE banks before there were banks. They accepted deposits of gold and sliver and issued notes redeemable for the same gold and silver. It worked pretty well, up until the point the King would come and confiscate all the gold to pay for a war. Goldsmith's notes were eventually replaced by...bank notes.  Posted by Hello


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