Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Oct 21 02:48:17 UTC 2008

The OED has two quotes implying that a skillen is some quantity of
money (both, incidentally, from the same author and year, 1756), but
it is not a headword or a sense (it appears under "skilling", for
which it seems to be an alternate spelling).

Second, can anyone tell me how much a skillen was worth, in the
standard units of British currency (as someone wrote once, pounds,
shillings, and ounces)?


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