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The word in origin refers to the newly introduced Norman silver penny. There are a number of obsolete hypotheses.
One suggests a connection with starlingbecause four birds in fact martlets were depicted on a penny of Edward Iand another, a supposed connection with easterling, a term for natives of the Baltic, or the Hanse, towns of eastern Germany. This etymology is itself medieval, suggested by Walter de Pinchebek ca.
One of the first acts of the Normans was to restore the coinage to what it had been in the days of Offa, and to maintain it consistently. This two-star design possible origin of the word "sterling"issued by William the Conqueroris from It bears the royal stamp ENRI.
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Although silversmiths of this era were typically familiar with all precious metals, they primarily worked in sterling silver. Occasionally, they would create small components e. There was a marked increase in the number of silver companies that emerged during that period.
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