He also states the grosso to have been worth 32 piccoli, which
is consistent with this and the two preceding statements. For at 3.2
lire to the ducat the latter would = 768 piccoli, and 1/24 of
this = 32 piccoli. Pegolotti also assigns 24 grossi to the ducat (p.
The tendency of these Lire, as of pounds generally, was to
degenerate in value. In Uzzano (1440) we find the Ducat equivalent to
100 soldi, i.e. to 5 lire.
Everybody seems to be tickled at the notion that the Scotch Pound or
Livre was only 20 Pence. Nobody finds it funny that the French or
Italian Pound is only 20 halfpence, or less!
 Uzzano in Delia Decima, IV. 124.
 According to Galliccioli (II. 53) piccoli (probably in the
vague sense of small copper coin) were called in the Levant [Greek:
 Thus in the document containing the autograph of King Hayton,
presented at p. 13 of Introductory Essay, the King gives with
his daughter, "Damoiselle Femie," a dowry of 25,000 besans
sarrazinas, and in payment 4 of his own bezants staurats
(presumably so called from bearing a cross) are to count as one
Saracen Bezant. (Cod. Diplomat. del S. Mil. Ord. Gerosolim. I.
APPENDIX L. - Sundry Supplementary Notes on Special Subjects. - (H.C.)
1. - The Polos at Acre.