Conducts research and collects data on the global history of labour, workers, and labour relations

Grant for Coin Production in the Low Countries, 1334-1789

‘Coin production in the Low Countries: 1334-1789’ is a joint project from the International Institute of Social History/NEHA and Leiden University.

Jaco Zuijderduijn (Leiden), Jan Lucassen and Rombert Stapel (IISH/NEHA) team up to create a website that provides access to five centuries of coin production figures.

Thanks to a generous grant from KDP, the Small Data Project Section of DANS (Data Archiving and Networking Services), the project can now make a start.

The end product  will be an open access website providing insight in monetary, socioeconomic, and political developments in the long-run, in the later middle ages and early-modern period, both for the Northern and Southern Low Countries.

The website will include datasets on coin production that were compiled by various historians over the past few decades.  They are based on the accounts of the annual production that were made up  by personnel of the minting houses in the Low Countries since the middle ages. Such data provide insight in the quantity of coins in circulation, their quality, and the denominations coined in mint houses.

Minters producing coins. Engraving, Gaspar Bouttats, 1679. Rijksmuseum, RP-P-1911-406


9 February 2016